Gothic Revival (1840s-1880s)

 


Gothic Revival houses echo Medieval rather than Classical styles and were championed by the popular architect Andrew Jackson Downing.  In the Ithaca area they are mostly found in cities and villages, but 1616 Ridge Road in Lansing is a fine rural example.

 

Look for:  steeply pitched roofs with cross gables, ornately decorated vergeboards, windows with pointed arches or drip moldings, one-story porches. 

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And the roof