Derived from medieval Gothic church design, with strong vertical emphases in form and detail. Carpenter Gothic, Steamboat Gothic, & Collegiate Gothic are all variants.
combinations of rectangular shapes, some with multi—sided bay windows.
steeply pitched, often with several sharply pointed gables; iron ridge cresting and spires common, along with pendants at cave corners.
tall and narrow, usually with pointed arches, often crowned with an emphasized hood; richly leaded glass in diamond shaped panes, often colored.
frequently paired, with pointed—arched tops or panels.
if present, generally framed with Tudor (shallow pointed) arches and embellished knuckles at the spring line.
richly embellished bargeboards (vergeboards) at roof’s edge; battlements common on parapets of institutional buildings; often a balustrade on roof edges of porticoes.
often richly ornamental, enhanced by three—dimensional, geometric brickwork, polygonal shafts, and prominent caps.