Shingle Style (1880-1930)

  Fifth Maine Museum, Peaks Island, Maine

Fifth Maine Museum, Peaks Island, Maine

Defining Elements of the Shingle Style:

  • Overarching steeply pitched roof.
  • Gambrel roofs are common.
  • Wood shingle cladding or roof forms and walls.
  • Asymmetrical fa├žade.
  • 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: