The Dutch communities from the Low Countries and the Palatinate parts of current Germany who emigrated to the United States in the eighteenth century (e.g. in New York, New Jersey, Western Connecticut) brought with them this architectural style. An eye-catcher due to its symmetrical two-sided roofs, extended eaves over the long sides that give the impression of a barn, as well as big brick chimneys attached to the facades, the Dutch architectural style is now widespread in many regions of the United States, some that did not even experience significant Dutch immigration. Most of the buildings in this style, which are still standing, are private houses built in the early part of the twentieth century, reason for which they are called Dutch Colonial Revival Style.
Below you will find some examples of Dutch Colonial Revival Style in Fayetteville, North West Arkansas. Some houses retain important features of the style like the chimneys but the roofs do not have the barn appearance anymore. Some others represent interesting blends of Dutch Colonial style and Craftsman Style or any additional vernacular designs.
Text: Raluca Goleșteanu; Photos: Rod Jacobs