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Denver architecture: Gothic Revival

Gothic Revival is best characterized by the pointed-arched window, steeply pitched roof, and picturesque composition.

The English/French examples are predominately ecclesiastical and are vernacular versions of late Medieval churches.  Characteristic elements include massive towers, either flat or topped by a spire, stepped and flying buttresses, deeply recessed openings, steeply pitched roofs, pointed arches, and masonry construction.

What makes a house a Gothic Revival?

Characteristic Features: massive towers, flying buttress, stepped buttress, pointed arched window, steeply pitched roof, deeply recessed entrance.

Where to look in Colorado

St. John’s Cathedral and Ivy Chapel in Denver are good examples of a Gothic Revival Style.