Stick Style


Stick Style
a style in mid-Victorian American wooden architecture characterized by the use of vertical board siding with battens or grids of boards over horizontal siding to express the framing beneath.

* * *

Style of residential design popular in the U.S. in the 1860s and '70s, a precursor to the Shingle style.

The Stick style favoured an imitation half-timbered effect, with boards attached to the exterior walls in grids suggestive of the underlying frame construction. Other characteristic features included attached open stickwork verandas, projecting square bays, steeply pitched roofs, and overhanging eaves. Angular and vertical elements were emphasized. Though associated with Carpenter Gothic, the Stick style made less use of gingerbread. The style also marked the beginning of greater openness of the floor plan. Charles S. and Henry M. Greene succeeded admirably in reinterpreting the style in the early 20th century.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stick Style — a style in mid Victorian American wooden architecture characterized by the use of vertical board siding with battens or grids of boards over horizontal siding to express the framing beneath …   Useful english dictionary

  • STICK STYLE —    See VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Style Reine Anne — Style Queen Anne Une maison américaine de style Queen Anne style home à Lebanon dans l Illinois. Le style Queen Anne est un style architectural anglo saxon qui atteignit son apogée dans le dernier quart du XIX …   Wikipédia en Français

  • style — styleless, adj. stylelessness, n. stylelike, adj. /stuyl/, n., v. styled, styling. n. 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their… …   Universalium

  • Style Queen Anne — Une maison américaine de style Queen Anne style home à Lebanon dans l Illinois. Le style Queen Anne est un style architectural anglo saxon qui atteignit son apogée dans le dernier quart du XIXe siècle. Il est marqué par l influence de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Style — Style, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Stiletto}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Style of court — Style Style, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick fighting — is a generic term for martial arts which utilize simple long slender, blunt, hand held, generally wooden sticks for fighting such as a staff, cane, walking stick, baton or similar. Some techniques can also be used with a sturdy umbrella or even a …   Wikipedia

  • Stick — Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG. stehhan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick Men with Ray Guns — was an American punk rock group from Dallas, Texas. The group s name comes from a comic called Stick Man with Ray Gun. They formed in 1981 after lead singer Bobby Soxx (formerly of the Teenage Queers) attended a show by guitarist Clarke Backer s… …   Wikipedia