Minimal Traditional (1935-1950)

 

Character-defining features

  • Typically small, one to one and a half stories;
  • Low to medium pitched hipped or gabled roof;
  • Narrow, boxed eaves;
  • Windows may be steel casement, single or double-hung wood windows, often with two-over-two horizontal panes;
  • Doors were often flat panels with small glass windows;
  • Wall cladding may include stucco and various forms of wood siding, including lapped, shingle, and board-and-batten;
  • Brick and stone veneer is sometimes used as a wainscot along the front elevation;
  • Often seen with substantial chimneys;
  • A small covered front porch with wood porch supports;
  • Little ornamentation. However, faux shutters and bay windows are often found; and,
  • Garages were usually detached from the house, but occasionally integrated. Garage doors are typically tilt-up, often with a simple geometric design in wood trim.
     

Window Examples

 

Door Examples

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

  

  

Siding Examples

 

Stucco

 

Weather board siding

     

 

Striated brick

Stone Veneer