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Do Shingles Make the Style?
The Shingle-sided Spring Lake Inn, New Jersey

The Shingle-sided Spring Lake Inn, New Jersey

Photo © Jackie Craven
Shingle Style homes can take on many forms. Some have tall turrets, suggestive of Queen Anne architecture. Some have gambrel roofs, Palladian windows, and other Colonial details. Some have features borrowed from Tudor, Gothic Revival, and Stick styles.

At times it may seem that the only thing Shingle houses have in common is the material used for their siding.

With this much variation, can it be said that "Shingle" is a style at all?

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