Shingle Style (1880-1930)
Defining Elements of the Shingle Style:
- Overarching steeply pitched roof.
- Gambrel roofs are common.
- Wood shingle cladding or roof forms and walls.
- Asymmetrical façade.
- Extensive porches.
- Natural stone foundation.
- Large chimneys, sometimes constructed from natural stone.
- Exaggeration of the horizontal with upper floor overhanging the lower floor and long wrap around porches.
Examples of Shingle Style Architecture in Greater Portland:
- Fifth Maine Museum, Peaks Island, Maine