Carpenter Gothic

Circa 1850-1880
This style is characterized by wooden interpretations of Gothic masonry structures, with an emphasis upon verticality and picturesque composition. Jig-saw cut trim elements were popular but straight lines and simple geometric forms provided the framework for more ornamental attachments. These ornamental details and the overall vertical form of this style are important features that should be preserved. All-white color schemes were popular, with accent colors only appearing on shutters.


  • steeply pitched roof
  • cross gable roof plan, or
  • side gable roof plan with central cross gable over the door
  • clapboard siding
  • decorative barge board along eaves of main gables and dormers
  • two-over-two, double-hung sash windows
  • bay windows
  • lancet windows
  • elaborate porch railings, square posts, cut-out boards

302 E Hopkins

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935 E Hyman

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