Shingle Style (1880-1900)

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The Shingle Style evolved from the Queen Anne Style in New England and became popular in the San Francisco Bay Area under the name, First Bay Tradition.

Shingle Style houses are two or three stories and are completely covered in unpainted wood shingles from roof to foundation.

Some attributes are:

  • multi-gabled roof with long slopes
  • hipped roof dormers or shed-roofed dormers
  • grouped casement windows with multiple panes
  • bay windows
  • undulating patterns in the shingle siding
  • tower with conical or belled roof
  • one or more porches
  • rubblework chimney


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