STICK STYLE (1860-1890)

Carpenter-BuilderOne of the late picturesque styles showing some influence of the Swiss chalet and earlier Gothic forms, the Stick Style is generally considered to be one which is purely American. It is admired today for its attempt to honestly express wooden frame construction with applied surface decoration.


CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Frame construction with clapboards, overlaid with horizontal, vertical and/or diagonal boards.
  • Large brackets suppor projecting eaves.
  • Generally steeply pitched roofs.
  • Often complex in massing and silhouette.

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