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Depends upon a number of social changes that took place. Be sure to talk about the architecture.

Victorian Era- Typical aspects include a level or formality- formal entrance and a parlor. Strong sense of social restrictions. Several doors to a formal hall and on one side might be a parlor, drawing room, or library. Staircase leading to the domestic level. Dinning room is separated from kitchen by a butlers pantry. Kitchen is large because did laundry and other domestic things. Upstairs includes bedroom space. Children got their own bedrooms during Victorian era. Bedrooms made to be flexible, typically no closets because takes up a lot of space. Bedrooms had multiple doors because extended families. The out side of the house- elaborate artistic statement. Revivalist styles, complicated roof lines and variety of textures. Elaborate yards.

Early Modern Period (First half of 20th century)
Between Victorian and Modern. Consumerism, which allowed smaller kitchens. modern technology like plumbing, vents, and electricity. Allowed changes in architecture- built in bathrooms, smaller kitchens because of washing machines. Less necessary for domestic help. If still had help, transportation is there so they can have their own house. 1800 the average household includes 7 children. 1900s had 3.5 children allowing smaller houses. Smaller bedrooms with closets. Families didn't live with extended because transportation allowed them to visit. Less formal living conditions. Relaxed formality- less doors, living room replaces the parlor, more open ground plans. No more division between public rooms.