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,
Architectural History Links by Felhandler/Steeneken Architects