Tudor Park takes its name from the neighborhood of Tudor Village and its collection of 300 semi-detached Tudor-style houses built in 1929, which transformed the farmland into a residential area. Tudor buildings were built primarily in England with large upright timbers supported by diagonal beams filled in with walls of mortar or brick. Designed for a greater feeling of domesticity and privacy, they often feature asymmetrical construction, uneven rooflines, and more rooms than their gothic predecessors.
The Tudor style developed as a result of societal changes that took place during the Tudor period. The construction of these homes required less labor and less space than previous styles, making them popular and efficient development choices as towns became more densely populated.
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