Colonial Style (1750 - 1820)

Defining Elements of the Colonial Style:

  • One or two-story form, often with an attic level that is one or two rooms deep
  • Symmetrical facade, usually three or five bays wide
  • A low rubble or cut stone foundation
  • Small multi-paneled sash windows located close to the eave
  • Usually a huge center chimney
  • A central entry door usually paneled, sometimes with a pediment, pilasters or transom window above the door
  • Roof form is usually a gable, but sometimes a gambrel or hip roof
  • Usually wood frame and wood siding

Examples of Colonial Style Architecture in Greater Portland: