Minimal Traditional (1935-1950)


Character-defining features

  • Typically small, one to one and a half stories;
  • Low to medium pitched hipped or gabled roof;
  • Narrow, boxed eaves;
  • Windows may be steel casement, single or double-hung wood windows, often with two-over-two horizontal panes;
  • Doors were often flat panels with small glass windows;
  • Wall cladding may include stucco and various forms of wood siding, including lapped, shingle, and board-and-batten;
  • Brick and stone veneer is sometimes used as a wainscot along the front elevation;
  • Often seen with substantial chimneys;
  • A small covered front porch with wood porch supports;
  • Little ornamentation. However, faux shutters and bay windows are often found; and,
  • Garages were usually detached from the house, but occasionally integrated. Garage doors are typically tilt-up, often with a simple geometric design in wood trim.

Window Examples


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Siding Examples




Weather board siding



Striated brick

Stone Veneer