This style of home was built in Wisconsin from the mid-nineteenth century until the early twentieth century. Italianate homes are characterized by strong vertical lines, very low pitched roofs with very bold cornices with corbels and dentil moldings, tall narrow windows with rounded tops that are often paired. Rare and stately, the upper windows of an Italianate under its prominent cornices almost seen to be looking out to the horizon. Who would expect to find one of Milwaukee’s finest examples (pictured here) to be located at the corner of 77th Street and Lisbon Avenue. Homes in this style were built during the Victorian period. Therefore it is also correct to call this architectural style a Victorian Italianate.

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