English Colonial

General Gates House • Order A Print

German architecture was not the only influence on York’s architects during the Colonial Period. English architecture also had a major influence. The earliest type of English architecture to be used in York was English Colonial Style. A balanced façade, central hall, attic, and corner fireplaces are all features of this style. In York, the General Gates House, which stands adjacent to the Plough Tavern, and the William Willis House are both fine examples of this style, with the former incorporating stone construction and the latter utilizing brick construction.

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