Neo Gothic, 1890-1935

120 N. Huron, c.1858

120 N. Huron, c.1858



Vast numbers of urban churches were built in this style in the late 19th & early 20th Century. Neo Gothic was modeled on the small, late medieval parish churches of England and succeeded the earlier, waning timber Victorian Gothic, and the massive stone Richardsonian Romanesque. The style was not limited to churches alone, but was used also for collegiate buildings, often in more economical brick. The brick and stone version, with details of the Tudor, was popular for large residences.

ROOF: steep to medium pitch; often slate or metal with standing seams.

DOORWAYS: arched, pointed Gothic or elliptical Tudor.

WINDOWS: evenly spaced, pointed arched; glass usually stained and leaded in churches.

WALLS: rustic stone in early versions, brick and dressed stone later.