Eastlake, 1875—1890

35 S. Summit, c.1855

1008 Congress, 1865



Eastlake refers to a style of ornamentation applied to buildings of other styles, most often Queen Anne; named for Charles Locke Eastlake (1833—1906), English interior designer; decorative elements were machine made, massive and robust, frequently lathe-turned.

FORMS: from previous styles.

ROOF: gables, hips and spires, mostly in Queen Anne compositions.

WINDOWS: double—hung, rectangular, sometimes Palladian.

PORCHES: elaborate, distinctive, with abundance of oversized, richly ornamental posts, railings, balusters, scrolls, brackets, and spindles, turned on the wood lathe and repeated everywhere.

TRIM: used to embellish gables near the ridge, set out from the wall; sculpted, fan—shaped siding also common in gables.

206 S. Huron, c. 1873