Italianate (circa 1855-1885)

This style is more common in Rock Island and is characterized by two or three stories, low pitched hip or center gable roof with widely overhanging eaves supported by large brackets, visually balanced facades, decorative bracketed hoods or lintels over windows and doors, and narrow single or double pane, double hung windows and double doors. Some examples of this style have a cupola or tower. Rock Island has a significant number of front center gable Italianate houses, as shown in our illustration.