Term: federal (architecture)
a style popular ca. 1830-1860; Wisconsin buildings influenced by the federal style are brick, have simple stone lintels or
sills and regular openings, sometimes in bays, and are often characterized by a double chimney at each gabled side of the structure and parapet walls. Notable federal style buildings in Wisconsin include the George Priestly House at 505 Church Street in the Mineral Point Historic District (NRHP 1971), built in 1854, the first parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal Church (1846), located at 504 Park Avenue in Racine, and the three story brick building at 10 W. Main Street and the two story brick building at 90 E. Mineral Street, both in Platteville. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to architecture at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986).]