Kirkwood Colonial Revival House

Ladue Painting's latest project is the interior and exterior painting of an early 1940's Colonial Revival House, on Dickson St. in Kirkwood, MO. This home was built in the Southern Colonial Georgian style. This style was popular in the U.S. in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Technically, it is known as a “full Georgian” house, symmetical, with two rows of four windows across, a central entrance and two opposing fireplaces. Kirkwood has many examples of this colonial revival, which was popular in the the 1940's, during World War II. The house on Dickson has a slate roof, functional shutters, wrought iron hardware, and ornamental iron, and it is a very well built house of red brick; its interior wall construction is 2”x4”, and 2” lathe, reinforced with steel mesh and plaster. Southern Colonial style homes often have layers of wallpaper, so that may be a problem if one is repainting, or repairing an interior wall.