This style of vernacular architecture incorporates a pediment, the signature element of Greek Revival homes. Instead of a full pediment, the building might have the same bold gable eaves with eave returns that suggest a pediment as shown in this illustration. Another common element of this Vernacular style is low profile windows located just under the eaves that support the gutters on the two non-gable sides of the building. This style became popular in the 1850s and continued to be built through about 1880 in Wisconsin. When you see a building of this style, most of the time it is over 130 years old. See also “Greek Revival Style Architecture”.

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