Shingle

Shingle style homes often combine Queen Anne and Colonial Revival features with the distinguishing element being the liberal use of the wooden shingle.  Shingles often cut in ornamental patterns cover the exterior surface of these buildings which are asymmetrically massed like the Queen Anne style.  Towers, recessed windows, and porches covered with shingles are common features.


Because the shingles are always carried around towers or porches and there are no corner boards to interrupt the surface, the shingles appear to form a skin which pulls together all of the features.  Most Shingle style houses were built between 1880 and 1900 in the United States.

Examples can be found in many Lowell neighborhoods including the Belvidere Hill, Rogers Fort Hill Park, Tyler Park, and Wannalancit Street Historic Districts.