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evitarolu
One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

I thought it was Folk Victorian but have been reading that Folk Victorian had trim work which this one does not. Built ~ 1880...any thoughts? this is killing me! :)

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MLB Construction
Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

i'm not aware of a victorian that doesn't have a door on the front of the house. not necessarily centered on the front facade but at least on the front.

evitarolu
Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

Weill I googled Folk Victorian and some of them do have side doors and are L-shaped. However, everything I see has decorative trim work.

function
Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

Is that vinyl siding? Who is to say there isn't/wasn't a cedar shake pattern somewhere once, or trim that was removed decades ago.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

Hi,
Your house is a vernacular form called "tri-gable ell"
It looks to me as if it has had replacement siding added at some point; all of the detailing could have been removed at that time.
Folk forms were ornamented as much or as little as the owner preferred, or could afford.
Casey

evitarolu
Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?

Oh Wao, I am just getting started with old houses and I find all of these things so fascinating. I went to the local history center and found the name of the person who built it. He was a wagon maker and his last name was Wagoner. How cool!

tri-gabled-ell, cool! So what style is that under, is it a Victorian wanna-be? Or is Tri-gabled-ell a style in its own?

The current siding is actually steel siding put on top of asbestos siding sometime in the 60s or 70s.

I also wondered if it had ever had decorative trims, if these were taken off when the new siding was installed.

Perfectly_Imperfect
Re: One of these again: PLEASE help me figure out what style this house is?
evitarolu wrote:

Oh Wao, I am just getting started with old houses and I find all of these things so fascinating. I went to the local history center and found the name of the person who built it. He was a wagon maker and his last name was Wagoner. How cool!

tri-gabled-ell, cool! So what style is that under, is it a Victorian wanna-be? Or is Tri-gabled-ell a style in its own?

The current siding is actually steel siding put on top of asbestos siding sometime in the 60s or 70s.

I also wondered if it had ever had decorative trims, if these were taken off when the new siding was installed.

Totally unrelated, but two owners back on the house I just purchased is named Wagoner. I am a little into the research of my own home. I hope you are still enjoying your home and solving more mysteries about it.

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