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ARCHITECTURAL STYLES.

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  • Architectural Styles

    Its all in the details

  • Architectural Styles in Elgin

    Greek Revival Gothic Revival Federal Folk Italianate Second Empire Stick Style

    Queen Anne Shingle Style Colonial Revival Georgian Tudor Revival Neoclassical Craftsman Prairie

  • Greek Revival 1825-1860

    Front gable shaped to look like thepedimented faade of a Greek Temple

    Small attic windows (frieze band windows) Front door surrounded by narrow sidelights

    and transom Cornice emphasized with a wide board

  • Greek RevivalPedimented faade of a Greek Temple

  • Greek Revival

    Front door surrounded by side litesand transom

    Front facinggable

    Multiplepainedwindows

    Italianate influenced brackets

    162 College

  • Greek Revival

    443 E. Chicago

    Door with sidelites and transom

    1934 HABS

  • Egyptian Revival 1830-1850

    118 Tennyson

  • Gothic Revival 1840-1880

    Steeply pitched roof Front facing gables Steep cross gables Decorated verge boards Pointed, arched windows Open cornices with rafters exposed

  • Gothic Revival

    Verge Board

    Pointed ArchWindows

    Drip mold

    Raftersexposed

    Front facinggable

    Steeply pitched cross gables

    Quatrefoil373 Park

  • Gothic Revival

    Clusteredcolumns

    Pointed arch Drip mold

    Verge boards

    277 Gifford Pl.

    373 Park

  • Gothic Revival

    402 N. Spring

    Steeply pitched crossgables

    Pointed archwindows

  • Gothic Revival

    Open rafters

    Verge board

    Steeply pitched roof

    Spire pointing to the Gods

    155 S. Gifford Carriage House

  • Gothic RevivalPointed arch

    Parapet gable endwall - FlemishRenaissanceinfluence

    552 E. ChicagoGothic influenced brackets- quatrefoil

  • Italianate 1840 -1885 Low pitched, hipped roof Symmetrical faade Often cubic in form Widely overhanging eaves Decorative brackets Heavily rounded crowns

    on windows and doors

    Tall narrow windows Porch posts often square

    with chamfered edges Large pane of glass in

    front door Heavy spindles on porches

    or no balustrade (porchrailing) at all

  • ItalianateHippedroof

    Brackets

    Chamferedposts

    Cubical inform

    434 E. Chicago

  • 155 S. Gifford

    Italianate

    Balustradedporch roof

    Heavy spindles

    Tall windowswith roundtops

    Pairedbrackets

    Gothicinfluencedroof - steepand crossgabled

    Glass inthe doors

  • Stop Chamfer

    Italianate Porch Post

    Common bracketsin Elgin

    156 S. Gifford

  • ItalianateHeavy windowhoods

    Segmented arch

    Large pain of glass in the doors

    Paired brackets

  • Italianate

    364 E. Chicago155 S. Gifford

  • Second Empire 1855-1885

    Mansard Roof (dual pitched hipped roof) Dormer windows on lower slope Often have patterned shingles in the roof

    and cresting

  • Second Empire

    MansardroofQuoins

    Cobblestones Decorativebrackets

    Dormerwindows

    363 Prairie

  • Second Empire

    MansardRoof

    327 DuPageThe Murphy House

    DecorativeCorbels

    Oriel Bay

    DormerWindow

  • Second Empire

    316 Kimball

    Rinceau

  • Second Empire

    317 Raymond

    117 Tennyson Ct.

    260 Gifford Pl.

  • Stick Style 1860-1890

    Cross gabled steeply pitched roof Decorative trusses in the gable Wooden wall cladding interrupted by

    patterns of horizontal, vertical or diagonalboards raised from the wall surfaces foremphasis (stickwork)

    Porches have diagonal braces

  • Stick style

    259 Villa

    Eastlake and QueenAnne influences

    Stickwork

  • Stick Style

    126 Hill

    Stickwork

    Queen Anneinfluence

  • Colonial Revival 1880-1955

    Accentuated front door with decorativecrown, pediment, pilasters, fanlights andsidelights

    Symmetrical Corner pilasters Dentils and modillions

  • Colonial Revival

    107 N. Porter

  • Colonial Revival

    Dentils

    Pilasters

    34 N. PorterBay window

  • 34 N. Porter

    Colonial Revival

  • Colonial Revival

    409 DuPage

    Accentuatedfront door

    BrokenPediment

    Pilasters

  • Colonial Revival

    16 Rugby Pl.

    Pilaster

    Dentils

    Bay Window

  • Tudor Revival 1890-1940

    Steeply pitched roof Front facing gable One or more cross gables Half Timbering Tall windows with multiple panes Massive chimney

  • Tudor Revival

    Half timbering

  • Tudor RevivalLargechimney

    Front facinggable

    427 DuPage

  • Tudor RevivalMassive Chimney Cross gables

    Steeplypitched roof

    Front Facing gable

    Half timbering

    1182 Cedar

  • Georgian 1700-1830

    Paneled front door with decorative crownsupported by pilasters

    Cornice emphasized by decorative moldingssuch as dentils

    Windows in symmetrical rows

  • Georgian

    Small panes Pediment Pilasters

    4 S. Gifford

  • Interesting Details at 4 S. Gifford

  • Georgian

    Paneleddoor

    Dentils

  • Neoclassical 1895-1950

    Full height porch with classic columns Symmetrical

  • Neoclassical

    Symmetrical

    Full Height porch

    Classic Ioniccolumns

    402 River Bluff

    Pediment

  • Queen Anne 1880-1910 Irregular shape no symmetry Patterned shingles Bay windows Towers Several different materials to make different wall

    textures Half have delicate turned porch posts Lacy, decorative spandrels Gingerbread and Eastlake detailing

  • Queen Anne

    409 Douglas

    Tower

    Patterned shingles

    Original porch hadturned posts

    Asymmetrical

    Several textures

  • Queen Anne

    Decorativespandrel

    Turned post

    No symmetry

    Patternedshingles

    Differenttextures

    470 Park

  • Free Classic Queen Anne

    35 % of Queen Anne's Classical columns and no spindle work Palladian windows Cornice line dentils

  • Free Classic Queen Anne 426 Prairie

    PalladianWindow

    Dentils

    Classicalcolumns

  • Free Classic Queen Anne

    600 E. Chicago

    Shingle style influence

    Asymmetrical

    Tower

    Art glass

    Classic columns andno spindle work

    Dentils

  • Folk Houses 1850-1890

    Designed without a conscious attempt tomimic current fashion

    Built to provide basic shelter with littleregard for changing fashion`

  • Folk Style

    436 Fulton 128 Hilton

  • Folk Style

    432 North

    389 Prairie

  • Folk Style

    368 Prairie

    380 Prairie

  • Shingle Style 1880 - 1900

    Irregular steeply pitched roof Large porches Shingle walls without corner boards Asymmetrical faade Decorative detailing used sparingly Often have a tower Porch posts are often clad in Shingles Most commonly found in coastal New England

  • Shingle Style

    33 N. Porter

    Shingleswithout cornerboards

    Tower

    Posts clad inshingles

    Steeplypitched roof

  • Shingle Style

    Shingleswithoutcornerboards

    Porch posts clad inshingles 419 DuPage

  • Shingle Style

    Asymmetrical

    Tower

    Irregular,steeplypitched roof

    Large porch

    303 River Bluff

  • Craftsman 1905 - 1930

    Low pitched roof Wide, unenclosed overhang Roof rafters exposed Decorative beams or braces commonly

    added under the roof Tapered, square porch columns often

    extending to ground level

  • Craftsman

    Tapered, squareporch columnsoften extendingto ground level

    155 N. Channing

    Low pitchedroof

    Wide overhang

  • CraftsmanDecorativebraces underthe roof

    Unenclosedoverhang

    375 North

  • Prairie 1900-1920

    Low pitched roof, usually hipped Widely overhanging eaves Emphasis on horizontal lines Massive square porch posts Geometric patterns of ssmall-panme

    window glazing

  • Prairie Large overhangs

    54-56 N. LibertyHorizontal linesStained glassMassive square

    porch posts

    Hipped roof

  • Prairie

    StuccoLow porchemphasizing thehorizontal

    Massive squareporch post

    155 S. Gifford

  • Prairie

    Horizontallines

    Widelyoverhangingeaves

    Low pitched,hipped roof

    259 River Bluff

  • Italian Renaissance 1890-1935

    940 Douglas

    Low pitched hipped roof of clay tiles

    Asymmetrical

    Arches abovedoors

    Small wings

    Prairie Influence

  • Bungalow

    109 Geneva 250 S. Channing

    121 Villa 107 Geneva

  • American FoursquareSub group of Prairie 1900-1920

    Hipped roof Simple square plan Symmetrical faade with front entry

    centered or off center Hipped dormers Full width single story porches

  • American FoursquareHipped dormer

    Symmetricalfacade

    Full widthporch

    Hipped roof

    Simple squareplan

    137 N. Channing