Garrison Colonial Revival — 1925–1960
- Often symmetrical like other traditional Colonial Revivals
- Jettied second story over the first (the overhang is fairly narrow
and not usually more than a couple feet)
- Pendant ornaments may be seen at the corners or spaced along the second
- Rectangular, side-gabled mass
- Narrow eaves
- Medium pitched roof (usually composition) may be gabled or hipped
- Colonial-style multi-light (six-over-six or six-over-one lights are
common), double-hung windows. Shutters and bay windows are favorite details
- Colonial-style paneled entry door. Decorative elements are generally
restrained but may include a columned porch, pilasters, or pediment;
fanlight or transom, or sidelights
- Lapped wood siding is most common, but brick or shingle siding are
also common cladding for the first story
Is your house a Garrison Colonial?
Like the Cape Cod, the Garrison Colonial is a variation of the Colonial
Revival style, which enjoyed enormous popularity during the 20th century.
It shares with the Colonial Revival many of the same characteristics including
symmetry, roof pitch, and decorative detailing in such classical elements as double-hung six-over-six windows, pilasters, and traditional entries
with broken pediments, side lights, or transoms.
Though Colonial Revival was hugely popular during the first quarter of
the 20th century, middle-class Garrisons are almost never seen until the late 1920s.
During the 1930s, the style peaks in popularity, becoming much
more common. It remains a popular style just after the War and into the
1950s when more modern styles begin to emerge.
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