Carpenter Gothic

Carpenter Gothic, Carpenter Gothic Revival

Carpenter Gothic
A mid-19th century architectural style in which highly decorative woodwork and Gothic motifs were applied to otherwise simple homes or churches in America, usually designed and constructed by carpenters and builders; often asymmetric in plan. Buildings in this style are often characterized by: a façade that promotes vertical emphasis, such as by pointed arches that extend into the gables; Gothic motifs such as foliated ornaments, pinnacles with battlements, crockets, decorative brackets, foils, towers, turrets, and wall dormers suggestive of Gothic architecture; often, an entry porch having a flattened Gothic or Tudor arch; a steeply pitched roof or gabled roof, often with a gable at the center of the façade or with intersecting gables; lacy, highly ornate bargeboards and finials decorating the gables and dormers; decorative shingle patterns on the roof; high, ornamental chimney stacks; often, clusters of chimney pots; bay windows, casement windows with diamond-shaped or rectangular-shaped panes, lancet windows, ogee-arch windows, oriel windows, stained-glass windows, triangular arch windows often with mullions and relatively thin tracery; label moldings; often elaborately paneled entry doors in a Gothic motif; a wood-paneled door or a battened door suggestive of the medieval period, sometimes bordered with sidelights. Occasionally called Carpenter’s Gothic.
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Among the homes that will be on tour are 36 River Drive, known locally as “The Delaware House,” which was built between 1820 and 1843 and served at various times as the village's post office, general store and a hotel; 38 River Drive, which was built in 1840, and once served as the home of village resident Theodore Hunt, who, during the Great Depression, left for South America and eventually disappeared; 50 River Drive, which was built circa 1860, and is one of the village's few remaining exposed-brick homes; 52 River Drive, a carpenter Gothic house built in 1857, which was once home to members of influential the Scudder, Cadwalader and Hess families; 74 River Drive, known locally as the “Blackwell House,” the home of former State Senator William H.
Storybook cottages; America's Carpenter Gothic style.
The tour includes a Carpenter Gothic home with its greenhouse and water garden, built by a Nantucket whaling captain.
The church's Carpenter Gothic "gingerbread" architecture is photogenic.
The vertical board-and-batten siding is typical of mid-19th-century Carpenter Gothic churches.
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During the same period, his first marriage ended, and he married Judith Thompson; the couple moved to a Carpenter Gothic house in Piermont, New York.
That same year, Vallejo purchased 500 acres along a Sonoma spring and built a home to embrace his new American identity -- a carpenter gothic house with a wood frame, arched windows and carved wood trim.
Hilary's, a former Catholic church built in 1888 to serve the faithful of Tiburon during its railroad days, is a distinctive example of carpenter Gothic architecture.
Across the brick courtyard stands Heritage Square Hall, built in 1906 in the Carpenter Gothic style and restored to act as a chapel for weddings and other services and ceremonies.
A free guide, available in most shops, identifies historic buildings; they run the gamut of styles popular in the latter half of the 19th century, from carpenter Gothic to Queen Anne.
The red-wood carpenter gothic church was built in 1886.