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VISION EARLY AMERICAN STYLE

T he Early American style is one of the dominant architectural styles used in Somerset Borough to the east of the Corridor. The use of this style along the Route 31 Corridor is appropriate, particularly near its eastern end. The Early American style of architecture is a simple and refined style. Most popular variations of this style are the Colonial, Georgian, and Federal (Adam).

Common features of the Early American architectural style include the following.

  • A symmetrical floor plan and façade composition

  • A paneled front door

  • Double-hung sash windows with symmetrical placement

  • Gable, gambrel or hip roof with medium pitch

  • Minimal roof overhangs

  • Exterior materials of brick, stone, or wood

EARLY AMERICAN

ROUTE 31 WEST CORRIDOR DESIGN GUIDE

DRAFT: MARCH 2009

OTHER APPROPRIATE STYLES

O ther architectural styles are als the Corridor. As listed previously Adirondack, Craftsman, Contemporary W Classic Revival, and Log Construction.

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