Stick (circa 1870-1890)

The Stick style is so named because of the many decorative trusses and features that interrupt the surface of the building. This style has a gabled roof, usually steeply pitched with cross gables that commonly show decorative trusses at the apex. There are overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends and wooden wall cladding interrupted by patterns of horizontal, vertical or diagonal boards (stickwork) raised from the wall surfaces for emphasis. The one-story porches commonly show diagonal or curved braces.