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The Eclectic Period 1880-1940.


This style is known for its simplicity and general lack of ornamentation. Building materials (notably stone, brick, and wood) are used expressively for their own beauty. This style also can express the structural components through the building materials. Many architects also incorporated glass extensively throughout the façade.

Excerpted from A Field Guide to American Houses, Virginia and
Lee McAlester, Alfred Knopf, New York, © 2000.


Entrance Door

  • Clean lines and simple looking
  • Wood is used for it's own beauty


  • Dependent on the style of the house

Garage Door

  • Vertical or horizontals or flush with unique
    materials and layout