Shingle

Private Residence

First developed in New England, the Shingle Style replaced Queen Anne as the style of choice for houses, and was popular around the turn-of-the-century. The most notable feature of the Shingle Style is, as its name implies, the uniform covering of shingles all over the house. Usually two or three stories in height, Shingle homes often feature steep pitched or multi-planed roofs. In many instances the windows are grouped in twos or threes. Early Frank Lloyd Wright designs utilized this style, and houses located on South George Street south of the downtown feature this construction.

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