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Shingle 1880-1900

  • Queen Anne massing or symmetrical with bulges, incisions and cavities enshrouded by a "skin" of patterned shingles
  • Multi-planed roof or gambrel roof with kick
  • Random boulder or rubble stone foundation
  • Fenestration giving mass horizontal emphasis
  • Multiple-paned upper sashes


Architectural Description of Isaac Bell House (1886) Lewis, Arnold. American Country Houses of the Gilded Age, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1982, pp.xv-xvi and fig.7. (Reprint of Sheldon's Artistic Country Seats, 1886.)

Roth, Leland. Shingle Styles. New York: Harry N Abrams, 1999 [Find at Amazon]

Scully, Vincent, Jr. Shingle Style and the Stick Style: Architectural Theory & Design from Richardson to the Origins of Wright, New Haven: Yale University Press,; Revised edition, August 1983 [Find at Amazon]


Isaac Bell House, Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Exterior, view to northwest. Entrance hall, first floor.
East elevation. First floor.
Source: HABS