Italianate (1840s-1870s)

Houses and commercial buildings in the Italianate style are common in Finger Lakes cities and rural areas.  The style was inspired by farmhouses of the Italian countryside.  Ithaca's Boardman House on DeWitt Park is an excellent example of an italianate residence.


Look for:  a shallow hip roof, cupola, columned verandas or porches, arched windows with decorative window hoods, ornate eave cornices with dentils and brackets.

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