pointed-arch gable window
Photo: Nancy Andrews
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Carpenter Gothic

This clapboard farmhouse's pointed-arch gable window matches its steeply pitched roofline, decorative bargeboards, and are all identifying characteristics of Gothic Revival architecture. Though the Gothic Revival began in England—where medieval details were celebrated in masonry—it found a distinctive voice of its own in rural America, where mid-19th-century carpenters created countless renditions of this romantic style in wood.
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