Architectural Styles

Italianate: features low roofs, round headed windows, corner quoins, overhanging eaves and entrance towers

High Victorian Gothic: features include polychrome or bichrome coloration; juxtaposition of different facing materials, moldings and ornamentation are heavy rather than delicate

Jacobean: features include rectangular windows, steep sides gables, tall chimneys, round archways, and strap work ornamentation (flat scrolls resembling leather straps)

Romanesque: features rounded arches over windows and doors, overall horizontal and massive appearance, rough face or rock face textured rock, contrasting colors and textures

Second Empire: features include Mansard Roof and dormers, prominent projecting pavilions and receding structures

Collegiate Gothic: features include pointed arches, towers, steep gabled roofs and bay windows

Art Deco: features include streamlined style, use of stepped forms and rounded corners, parallel lines, stylized motifs

Modern: features include lack of ornamentation, simple shapes and plain walls; often described as Post Modern

South Florida is relatively young as places go so we see extensive use of Greek Revival, Art Deco and Modern architectural influences. Keep these terms in mind for my next blog article which will describe the IU campus and it’s extensive use of Indiana Limestone.

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