American foursquares - the anti-Victorians
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- American foursquare is a great name for a housing style. The dictionary defines foursquare as forthright, marked by boldness and conviction; just and fair in business dealings, firm and resolute.
The architectural style is all that. It's an honest, basic look for home buyers who had turned away from the fussy, over-ornamentation of the various high Victorian styles. And, it was a very economical design.