Shingle Style Architecture

The Shingle Style of building is uniquely American, melding various styles popular in States in the late 19th century (1870-1890). Influencing the Shingle Style were the Romanesque Revival, Colonial Revival and the Stick or Carpenter Gothic Styles. Shingle Style buildings are often composed of complex shapes which are then united by the taut skin of shingles. Freed from the dogma of earlier design styles, architects designing in the Shingle Style were able to create very personal and unique buildings.

"Kragsyde," Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA by Peabody and Stearns, c.1882

William Low House, Bristol, RI by McKim, Mead & White, c. 1887

Architectural History Links by Felhandler/Steeneken Architects