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Architecture Key

Ginger Bread Trim

Victorian builders used “gingerbread trim” fancifully cut and pierced frieze boards, scrolled brackets, sawn balusters, and braced arches to transform simple frame cottages into one-of-a-kind homes.


A corbel or bracket is often used to describe the thing that supports a structure, like the bottom bracket on an oriel window, which can be a highly decorative corbel or bracket.

Iron Fence

First brought to America from England

during the colonial era, iron fences guarded only the finest houses, churches, and public buildings. But by the early 19th century, domestic blacksmith shops were turning out architectural iron to compete with the imports.

Iron Facade

This is a form of architecture developed through the use of cast iron. It was a prominent style in the Industrial Revolution era when cast iron became relatively cheap and modern steel had not yet been developed.

Mansard Roof

This is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope, punctured by dormer windows, at a steeper angle than the upper.


Turn to pages 14-15 for Map Guide

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