When Bath became a spa town for aristocrats starting in the late 16th century and extending into the 1700s, many of the buildings were timbered. In response to the city’s increased popularity, an urban renewal was launched with Georgian period architecture called Palladian Revival. This style is characterized by symmetry with classical features. These buildings on Broad Street are typical with their connected facades of beige limestone. After 1800, the city lost its favor among the wealthy yet had been transformed into architectural uniformity.