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Term: Gothic revival (architecture)


a style popular ca. 1850-1880 whose characteristics include pointed arches, steeply pitched roofs, pinnacles, and battlements. In Wisconsin, churches of this style were frequently built in stone, although a number were constructed of wood in a manner sometimes referred to as "Carpenters' Gothic." An excellent example of a wooden Gothic Revival church is St. John Chrysostom (NRHP 1972), built in Delafield between 1851 and 1853. Many of Wisconsin's major communities have one or more stone Gothic Revival churches, such as the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin at Nashotah, built of gray limestone from a nearby quarry in the 1860s, and Grace Episcopal Church (NRHP 1976), an English Gothic Church of indigenous sandstone built from 1855 to 1858 in Madison. Gothic Revival houses usually display steep pointed gables, often with decorative bargeboards, octagonal towers or turrets, and verandahs or porches. Two excellent domestic examples of the style are the imposing William T. Leitch House (NRHP 1975), built in Madison between 1854 and 1857, and the A.G. Tuttle House (NRHP 1980), built in 1869 in Baraboo. View more information elsewhere at

View pictures relating to architecture at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986). ]

74 records found

gable (architecture)
gad (mining)
gaff (maritime)
gaff-topsail (maritime)
gale (maritime)
galena (mining)
Galena Light Guard; LaCrosse Light Guard (Civil Wa
galley (maritime)
gambrel roof (architecture)
gandy dancer (railroads)
Gandy-dancer (logging)
Gangway (logging)
garnet (mining)
gas stations in Wisconsin
gauge (railroads)
gay history in Wisconsin
Gay Purge of 1962
General (Civil War)
General Allotment Act (1887)
General Motors plant, Janesville
Geneva Independents (Civil War)
Gentile League
German Renaissance Revival (architecture)
German-English Academy
Gettysburg, Battle of
ghee (dairy)
girt (farming)
Give-her-snoose (logging)
glume (farming)
Gogebic Boom (mining)
Gogebic Range
Golden Fleece Awards
gondola (railroads)
Good Roads Movement
Gothic revival (architecture)
Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Governor's Guard (Civil War)
grab bar (railroads)
Grading-crew (logging)
gramineou (farming)
Grand Army of the Republic
Grand Chute
Grand Portage
Granger Movement
Grant Country Grays (Civil War)
Grant County Sixth (Civil War)
Grant County Union Guards (Civil War)
Great Depression
Great Lakes Intertribal Council
Great Migration
Great River
Greek revival (architecture)
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Union Guards (Civil War)
greenbacks (Civil War)
Greene County Guards (Civil War)
Greenhorn (Civil War)
greenstone (mining)
gross tonnage (maritime)
ground swell (maritime)
Ground-loader (logging)
grout (architecture)
Grub-stake (logging)
Gugler Lithographic Company
gulp of ore (mining)
gunwale (maritime)
gusset (maritime)

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