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Gothic Revival - 1415 Elk Street

This simple wood framed Gothic Revival home shows the uninterrupted rise of the gable end walls from foundation to the roof, that give it its distinctive Gothic Revival look and provides a strong reminder of the religious associations related to the style. A movement originating in the 18th and culminating in the 19th Century, which aimed at reviving the spirit and forms of Gothic architecture, such as pointed arches, steeply pitched roofs and the reduction of walls to a system of richly decorated windows. Identical high pitched gables and cross gables, topped with pinnacles, provide a focal point above its unornamented walls.

Slender twin round headed windows in the Italianate style are topped by ornamental drip molds. The traditional wide Victorian porch shows modillions beneath a wide cornice supported by square wooden columns.