Gothic Revival, 1830-1870

301 N. Grove

321 E. Cross

Derived from medieval Gothic church design, with strong vertical emphases in form and detail. Carpenter Gothic, Steamboat Gothic, & Collegiate Gothic are all variants.

FORM:
combinations of rectangular shapes, some with multi—sided bay windows.

ROOF:
steeply pitched, often with several sharply pointed gables; iron ridge cresting and spires common, along with pendants at cave corners.

WINDOWS:
tall and narrow, usually with pointed arches, often crowned with an emphasized hood; richly leaded glass in diamond shaped panes, often colored.

DOORS:
frequently paired, with pointed—arched tops or panels.

PORCHES:
if present, generally framed with Tudor (shallow pointed) arches and embellished knuckles at the spring line.

TRIM:
richly embellished bargeboards (vergeboards) at roof’s edge; battlements common on parapets of institutional buildings; often a balustrade on roof edges of porticoes.

CHIMNEYS:
often richly ornamental, enhanced by three—dimensional, geometric brickwork, polygonal shafts, and prominent caps.

410 N. Huron

103 N. Adams

601 Emmet