Steamboat Gothic

Steamboat Gothic

A richly ornamental mode of Carpenter Gothic architecture, making elaborate and imaginative use of gingerbread; primarily found in the middle to the latter half of the 19th century, suggestive of the ornate and flamboyant decorations on steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
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The Opera House was restored to its Steamboat Gothic elegance over two decades ago, as it continues to be the crown jewel in town.
An 1870 Steamboat Gothic Victorian mansion was built by a one-armed Civil War veteran.
Meine and Walter Blair's Mike Fink, King of Mississippi Keelboatmen (1933); August Derleth's Bright Journey (1940); Cid Ricketts Sumner's Tammy Out of Time (1948); Katherine Bellamann's The Hayvens of Demarest (1951); and Frances Parkinson Keyes' Steamboat Gothic (1952).