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The Eastlake architectural style was derived from a style of furniture design and interior design popularized by English architect Charles L. Eastlake in his influential 1868 book, Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details.
Some architectural historians maintain that Eastlake is not actually an architectural style. Rather, it is a distinctive family of surface ornamentation applied to houses built in other Victorian styles such Queen Anne and Stick. Other historians characterize some buildings, or parts of buildings, as pure Eastlake. Porches and verandas were especially suited to the style.
Eastlake is angular, notched, carved. Eastlake rejects the curved shapes of French Baroque Revival Styles. Eastlake decorative elements are made of wood turned on a powered lathe or cut by a powered jigsaw. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the wood was typically redwood.
Distinctive Eastlake elements are:
Lighter elements - spindles, lattice, strapwork - were combined with heavier and oversized architectural members to emphasize the three-dimensional quality of a building. Eastlake components were often ordered from a catalog and assembled at the site.
Some Eastlake houses were painted with traditional earth tones, but others were painted in multiple colors which emphasized the structural and decorative elements. Lighter detail or trim against a darker house body became the norm.
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Baldwin House||1890||229 South 1200 East||Salt Lake City||Street 1200 E S 0220||Baldwin House|
|Beach House||1884||348 Hargadine Street||Ashland, OR||Hargadine 0348||Beach House|
|Clark House||1888||1406 C Street||Eureka||Street C 1406||Clark House|
|Firehouse No. 1||1861||214 Main Street||Nevada City||Main 0214||Firehouse No. 1|
|Hughes House||1898||Cape Blanco Highway||Cape Blanco State Park||Cape Blanco Highway||Hughes House|
|Live Oak Ranch||1885||105 Mentel Avenue||Santa Cruz||Mentel||Live Oak Ranch|
|Manasse Mansion||1886||443 Brown Street||Napa||Brown 0442||Manasse Mansion|
|Nightingale House||1882||201 Buchanan Street||San Francisco||Buchanan 0201||Nightingale House|
|Ohlandt Newlyweds House||1888||1260 Potrero Avenue||San Francisco||Potrero 1260||Ohlandt Newlyweds House|
|Petaluma Opera House||1901||145 Kentucky Street||Petaluma||Kentucky 0145||Petaluma Opera House|
|Pickel Rental House||1900||815 West Main Street||Medford, OR||Main W 0815||Pickel Rental House|
|Sarah Mish House||1885||1153 Oak Street||San Francisco||Oak 1153||Sarah Mish House|
|Stanford Red Barn||1878||Fremont Road||Stanford University||Fremont||Stanford Red Barn|
|Thomas H. Leggett House||1890||346 West 21st Street||Merced||Street 21 0346||Thomas H. Leggett House|
|Vollmer House||1876||1735-1737 Webster||San Francisco||Webster 1745||Vollmer House|
|Winters House||1890||2324 and 2326 H Street||Sacramento||Street H 2324||Winters House|
|Yerba Buena Island Lighthouse||1873||Yerba Buena Island||San Francisco Bay||Yerba Buena Island||Yerba Buena Island Lighthouse|
|Wilkinson-Swem Building||1895||217 East Main Street||Medford, OR||Main E 0217||Wilkinson-Swem Building|
|Eddings-Provost House||1889||364 Vista Street||Ashland, OR||Visat 0364||Eddings-Provost House|
|Shone-Charley House||1895||305 North Grape Street||Medford, OR||Grape N 0305||Shone-Charley House|
|Kane House||1866||386 B Street||Ashland, OR||Street B 0366||Kane House|
|Barclay-Klum House||1888||1023 East Main Street||Ashland, OR||Main E 1023||Barclay-Klum House|
|Pedigrift House||1889||407 Scenic Drive||Ashland, OR||Scenic 0407||Pedigrift House|
|Pelton House||1894||228 B Street||Ashland, OR||Street B 0228||Pelton House|
|Fetzner House||1894||314 Northeast Fetzner Street||Grants Pass, OR||Fetzner||Fetzner House|