Before there was "Mediterranean" there was "Colonial"
The current issue of Nest magazine has several pages reproduced from a Cushman Colonial Creations catalogue of the 1950s. Cushman was in Bennington; Hale was in East Arlington; there were probably others. Most "Colonial" is just as ugly as most "Mediterranean." There's a very homely Colonial Revival three-light fixture in the dining room here and in another room a five-light fixture that's just as homely. A lot of the houses still have their original "lantern" hanging porch fixtures, which were never much in keeping with most of the houses around here, few of which are "Colonial" and most of which are either Craftsman bungalows of various sizes and types or have a vaguely Spanish territorial feel with a touch of moderne.