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STYLE INFORMATION

Name

Italianate

General Range

1840-1890


HISTORIC OVERVIEW OF THIS STYLE

The chief alternative to Greek Revival architecture in the United States in the middle of the 19th century was the Italianate. These houses looked to the ornate architecture of rural Italy that was constructed centuries after the more formal architecture of classical Rome (also in Italy). In the United States, Italianate architecture included the use of new types of detailing and features. In Erie County, Italianate houses fall into three general classes.
 
The most common subtype of the Italianate style in the county is the square (or nearly square) building with a hipped or pyramidal roof capped by a cupola. The photo above of the house at 10764 Donation Road in Greene Township is an example. Its Italianate features include its heavy paired decorative brackets, arched-headed windows with drip molding on the second floor, rectangular windows on the first floor with small entablatures supported by consoles, and the use of engaged columns at the corners (called cantons). Many of these hipped roof Italianate houses with cupolas were found throughout Erie County.
 
Another subset of the Italianate style found in Erie County is what is termed the "asymmetrical" Italianate. The house at 6941 Lexington Road in Girard Township is an example. It has a complicated footprint created by the 2-story projection on the main elevation and the 2-story bay on the end. Other Italianate features on the house include its heavy 3-dimensional brackets below the eaves, the elaborate hood molding over the windows, and the piazza-type porch.
 
A third type of Italianate house found throughout the County is the "gable front and wing" house. These L-shaped houses were a holdover from the Greek Revival period. The house located at 9425 Old Waterford Road in Greene Township is an example. It is mostly vernacular, but the piazza-type porch with the intricate scroll brackets on the porch qualify the house as Italianate. Other Italianate houses found in the county include rectangular, front-end gabled houses (some of which appear to have a side hall plan).


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HISTORIC RESOURCES OF THIS STYLE

Municipality

Historic Name

Address

Albion Borough

 

2 MARKET ST

Albion Borough

 

89 JACKSON ST

Amity Township

Hubbell, J.G. Hse

15957 ROUTE 89

Concord Township

Spitman, Tony & Stella Ppty

20733 LINDSEY HOLLOW RD

Concord Township

Hammond, James P. House

20258 HAMMOND RD

Concord Township

 

12200 NANCY HILL RD

Conneaut Township

 

10603 KEEPVILLE RD

Conneaut Township

Adams, Wm & Lulu Ppty

9969 CHERRY HILL RD

Conneaut Township

 

12755 CHERRY HILL RD

Conneaut Township

 

11930 PENNSIDE RD

City of Corry

 

221 S 1 AVE

City of Corry

 

321 S CENTER ST

City of Corry

 

531 E MAIN ST

City of Corry

 

221 N CENTER ST

City of Corry

 

102 W PLEASANT ST

City of Corry

 

118 E IRVING ST

City of Corry

 

509 W PLEASANT ST

City of Corry

 

347 MEAD ST

City of Corry

 

16 S CENTER ST

City of Corry

 

705 W PLEASANT ST

City of Corry

 

327 S CENTER ST

City of Corry

 

10 E WASHINGTON ST

City of Corry

 

306 E SOUTH ST

City of Corry

 

567 W CHURCH ST

City of Corry

 

202 WRIGHT ST

City of Corry

 

412 S CENTER ST

City of Corry

 

1027 S CENTER ST

Cranesville Borough

 

10008 MEADVILLE ST

Cranesville Borough

 

10239 CRANE ST

Edinboro Borough

Academy Hall

200 E Normal Street

Edinboro Borough

Biggers House

148 MEADVILLE ST

Edinboro Borough

Austin House

138 MEADVILLE ST

Edinboro Borough

The Doucette House

126 Water Street

Edinboro Borough

 

308 ERIE ST

Edinboro Borough

 

314 MEADVILLE ST

Edinboro Borough

 

125 WATERFORD ST

Edinboro Borough

 

205 E NORMAL ST

Elgin Borough

 

18322 CROSS ST

Elk Creek Township

 

11325 WEST RD

Elk Creek Township

 

10402 ROUTE 18

City of Erie

 

452 W 19 ST

City of Erie

 

342 W 10 ST

City of Erie

 

306 E 8 ST

City of Erie

 

213 HILLCREST AVE

City of Erie

 

1861 BUFFALO RD

City of Erie

 

254 SHORT ST

City of Erie

 

2522 WAYNE ST

City of Erie

 

N PARK ROW

City of Erie

 

32 34N PARK ROW

City of Erie

John Hill House

230 W 6 St

City of Erie

 

16 N PARK ROW

City of Erie

 

508 510 STATE HIGHWAY 38X82.5

City of Erie

 

18 N PARK ROW

City of Erie

 

27 W 5 ST

City of Erie

Marlena Place

24-26 N Park Row

City of Erie

Chandlery Corner

401-03 State St

City of Erie

Penn School

554 E 10th Street

City of Erie

Firefighters' Museum

428 Chestnut Street

City of Erie

 

36 N PARK ROW

City of Erie

 

3101 MCCLELLAND 188.98 X 250

City of Erie

 

254 W 6 ST

City of Erie

 

20 N PARK ROW

City of Erie

Wood-Morrison House

338 West 6th Street

City of Erie

 

429 W 6 ST

City of Erie

 

403 W 6 ST

City of Erie

 

646 648W 6TH ST

City of Erie

Thayer-Thompson House

605 W 8th St

City of Erie

 

231 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

222 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

260 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

251 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

2022 24 SASSAFRAS

City of Erie

Galbraith-Selden House

238 W 6 Street

City of Erie

 

838 E 10

City of Erie

 

502 04 STATE ST

City of Erie

 

219 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

247 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

235 W 6 ST

City of Erie

 

135 E 6 ST

City of Erie

 

338 W 10 ST

City of Erie

 

333 W 9 ST

City of Erie

 

348 E 8 ST

City of Erie

 

218 E 9 ST

City of Erie

 

417 E 10 ST

City of Erie

 

457 459W 5TH ST

City of Erie

 

1324 BUFFALO RD

City of Erie

 

613 W 8 ST

City of Erie

 

362 W 10 ST

City of Erie

 

405 07W 10 ST

City of Erie

 

337 W 10 ST

City of Erie

 

343 W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

638 40 BROWN AVE

City of Erie

 

225 W 8 ST

City of Erie

 

538 W 8 ST

City of Erie

 

329 31W 21 ST

City of Erie

 

3230 AUBURN ST

City of Erie

 

1924 26 PEACH ST

City of Erie

 

2676 PEACH ST

City of Erie

 

724 MYRTLE ST

City of Erie

 

124 E 4 ST

City of Erie

 

424 EAST AVE

City of Erie

 

414 W 3 ST

City of Erie

 

325 E 6 ST

City of Erie

 

419 E 8 ST

City of Erie

 

530 E 6 ST

City of Erie

 

214 SHORT ST

City of Erie

 

702 POPLAR ST

City of Erie

 

810 WALNUT ST

City of Erie

 

420 E 10 ST

City of Erie

 

501 W 3 ST

City of Erie

 

336 E 8 ST

City of Erie

 

730 W 3 ST

City of Erie

 

442 E 6 ST

City of Erie

 

223 E 9 ST

City of Erie

 

2039 KILPATRICK AVE

City of Erie

 

450 W 7TH ST

City of Erie

 

306 W 8 ST

City of Erie

 

337 W 8 ST

City of Erie

 

429 W 7TH ST

City of Erie

 

312 W 9 ST

City of Erie

 

356 58W 10 ST

City of Erie

 

719 RASPBERRY ST

City of Erie

 

235 W 16 ST

City of Erie

 

1919 PEACH ST

City of Erie

 

1704 CHESTNUT ST

City of Erie

 

145 W 25 ST

City of Erie

 

1147 E 38 ST

City of Erie

 

457 59E 10 ST

City of Erie

 

261 E 9TH ET 902 04 GERMAN ST

City of Erie

 

319 W 7 ST

City of Erie

 

461 W 7 ST

City of Erie

 

227 W 7 ST

City of Erie

Hook and Ladder No. 1 and No. 2

414 French St

Fairview Township

Reuben Baer House

6601 NAEFF RD

Fairview Township

 

6020 MILLSTONE DR

Fairview Township

 

837 AVONIA RD

Fairview Township

Trampenau House

4211 AVONIA RD

Fairview Township

 

6940 VAN CAMP RD

Fairview Township

 

3811 AVONIA RD

Fairview Township

 

5800 MILLFAIR RD

Franklin Township

 

10625 MOHAWK RD

Girard Borough

 

13 SCHOOL ST

Girard Borough

Gulliford, J. House

47 S PARK ROW

Girard Borough

Edson House

16 WALNUT ST

Girard Borough

 

325 MAIN ST

Girard Borough

Smith House

414 E MAIN ST

Girard Borough

Pfeiffer House/ A.C. Wurtzebach

307 RICE AVE

Girard Borough

 

149 LOCUST ST

Girard Borough

Battles Farm House

436 Walnut Street

Girard Borough

 

104 WALNUT ST

Girard Borough

 

631 OLD RIDGE RD

Girard Borough

 

509 OLIN AVE

Girard Borough

 

521 RICE AVE

Girard Borough

 

121 PENN AVE

Girard Borough

 

141 MYRTLE ST

Girard Township

 

6941 LEXINGTON RD

Girard Township

 

5810 DAGGETT RD

Girard Township

 

10776 RIDGE RD

Girard Township

 

8951 S CREEK RD

Girard Township

 

8316 GUDGEONVILLE RD

Girard Township

 

9948 W LAKE RD

Girard Township

 

6561 LEXINGTON RD

Girard Township

 

8009 LEXINGTON RD

Greene Township

Fallon, Gary & Rose Ppty

8725 OLD WATERFORD RD

Greene Township

Coover, Jesse House

10764 DONATION RD

Greene Township

 

9425 OLD WATERFORD RD

Greene Township

 

8300 LAKE PLEASANT RD

Greene Township

 

10040 LAKE PLEASANT RD

Harborcreek Township

 

6722 BUFFALO RD

Harborcreek Township

 

990 HIGHMEYER RD

Harborcreek Township

 

990 HIGHMEYER RD

Harborcreek Township

Presbyterian Parsonage

6722 BUFFALO RD

Harborcreek Township

 

9157 BUFFALO RD

Harborcreek Township

 

1640 MOORHEADVILLE RD

Harborcreek Township

 

1640 MOORHEADVILLE RD

Harborcreek Township

Dodge, John House

6888 BUFFALO RD

Harborcreek Township

 

5768 IROQUOIS AVE

Harborcreek Township

 

5768 IROQUOIS AVE

Harborcreek Township

Corey, Haold & Eileen Ppty

6776 BUFFALO RD

Lake City Borough

 

2300 LAKE ST

Lake City Borough

 

2256 LAKE ST

Lake City Borough

 

1873 LAKE ST

Lake City Borough

 

1971 LAKE ST

Lake City Borough

 

2164 RICE AVE

Lake City Borough

 

2318 LAKE ST

LeBoeuf Township

 

13876 ROUTE 19

LeBoeuf Township

 

13730 OLD RTE 19 N

McKean Township

Dunn, Thomas House

2884 DUNN VALLEY RD

McKean Township

 

6301 VAN CAMP RD

Mill Village Borough

 

2333 GILLETT ST

Mill Village Borough

 

2330 CHURCH ST

Mill Village Borough

 

14567 S MAIN ST

Mill Village Borough

 

14528 S MAIN ST

Millcreek Township

 

3854 W LAKE RD

Millcreek Township

 

5401 STERRETTANIA RD

Millcreek Township

 

5333 LAKE PLEASANT RD

Millcreek Township

 

3320 STERRETTANIA RD

Millcreek Township

 

205 ARBUCKLE RD

Millcreek Township

 

3942 OXER RD

Millcreek Township

 

4726 DORCHESTER DR

Millcreek Township

Carter House

3741 W 26 ST

Millcreek Township

 

2604 GOLF CLUB RD

Millcreek Township

 

5091 STERRETTANIA RD

Millcreek Township

 

5114 DEERFIELD DR

Millcreek Township

Love Schoolhouse

5335 LOVE RD

Millcreek Township

 

5512 HEIDLER RD

Millcreek Township

 

4804 W LAKE RD

Millcreek Township

 

5665 STERRETTANIA RD

North East Borough

 

41 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

50 VINE ST

North East Borough

 

26 TOWN ST

North East Borough

 

34 GRAHAMVILLE

North East Borough

 

67 VINE ST

North East Borough

 

33 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

44 PARK ST

North East Borough

 

43 PARK ST

North East Borough

 

61 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

35 PARK ST

North East Borough

 

21 W MAIN ST

North East Borough

 

30 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

 

82 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

 

65 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

65 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

North East Breeze Publishing Com

37 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

45 PARK ST

North East Borough

 

23 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

Haynes House

11 E MAIN ST

North East Borough

 

26 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

 

63 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

69 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

 

9 N PEARL ST

North East Borough

 

83 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

 

73 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

 

91 GIBSON ST

North East Borough

North East Breeze Publishing Com

35 S LAKE ST

North East Borough

Duncan Block

2 E MAIN ST

North East Borough

Short's Hotel (Palace Hotel)

90 S Pearl Street

North East Borough

 

176 E MAIN ST

North East Borough

 

81 VINE ST

North East Borough

 

27 ROBINSON RD

North East Borough

 

171 E MAIN ST

North East Borough

Lakeshore Railway

Wall St

North East Borough

 

11 S PEARL ST

North East Borough

 

25 N PEARL ST

North East Borough

 

24 S MILL ST

North East Borough

Delong-Gould-Couse House

84 W MAIN ST

North East Borough

 

19 SMEDLEY ST

North East Borough

 

63 ROBINSON ST

North East Borough

 

8 10S PEARL ST

North East Borough

 

71 VINE ST

North East Borough

 

58 EAST ST

North East Borough

 

2 WALL ST

North East Township

Dawley, O.E. & Mary House

9528 TOWNLINE RD

North East Township

 

11441 E MIDDLE RD

North East Township

 

2063 FREEPORT RD

Platea Borough

 

9855 PEACH ST

Platea Borough

 

8615 ROUTE 18

Springfield Township

 

1420 HOLLIDAY RD

Springfield Township

 

13734 RIDGE RD

Springfield Township

 

1104 EAGLEY RD

Springfield Township

 

13790 W LAKE RD

Springfield Township

 

12854 W RIDGE RD

Springfield Township

 

5359 ROUTE 215

Springfield Township

 

4996 CRAYTON RD

Springfield Township

 

14252 UNDERRIDGE RD

Summit Township

 

7221 EDINBORO RD

Union City Borough

 

95 S MAIN ST

Union City Borough

 

40 CONCORD ST

Union City Borough

 

96 E HIGH ST

Union City Borough

 

31 E HIGH ST

Union City Borough

 

24 PROSPECT ST

Union City Borough

 

41 N MAIN ST

Union City Borough

 

11 SOUTH ST

Union City Borough

 

60 S MAIN ST

Union City Borough

 

4 SOUTH ST

Union City Borough

 

23 SOUTH ST

Union City Borough

 

29 FIRST AVE

Union City Borough

 

52 E HIGH ST

Union City Borough

 

94 NORTH ST

Union City Borough

 

89 NORTH ST

Union City Borough

 

68 MILES ST

Union City Borough

 

85 E HIGH ST

Union City Borough

 

33 BRIDGE ST

Union City Borough

 

5 PARADE ST

Union Township

 

18323 WILSON RD

Venango Township

 

10680 WALES RD

Washington Township

Pifer, Willard House

3880 KINTER HILL RD

Washington Township

 

12460 DRAKETOWN RD

Washington Township

 

12490 DRAKETOWN RD

Washington Township

 

13181 ROUTE 99

Washington Township

 

14500 MT PLEASANT RD

Waterford Borough

 

162 E 5 ST

Waterford Borough

 

230 CHESTNUT & 161 E 3 ST

Waterford Borough

 

213 HIGH ST

Waterford Borough

 

12 E 2ND ST

Waterford Borough

 

212 HIGH ST

Waterford Borough

 

206 208 HIGH STREET

Waterford Borough

 

W 3 & WALNUT ST

Waterford Borough

 

162 E 2 ST

Waterford Borough

 

10 E 4 ST

Waterford Borough

 

162 E 3 ST

Waterford Borough

 

120 E 5 ST

Waterford Borough

 

219 E 2 ST

Waterford Borough

 

148 E 3RD ST

Waterford Township

 

1065 RTE 97

Waterford Township

 

11953 DONATION RD

Waterford Township

 

10652 ROUTE 97

Waterford Township

 

11686 TAMARACK RD

Wattsburg Borough

Chapin, L.S. House

9626 SOUTH ST

Wattsburg Borough

 

14396 CHURCH ST

Wayne Township

Troyer, Barry Property

11672 TURNPIKE RD

Wayne Township

 

14950 MILL RD


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