Gothic Revival 1830-1860
Also part of the picturesque and romantic architectural movement, Gothic Revival style was inspired by the Medieval period. It was a popular style for rural and country homes as well as churches. Steeply pitched roofs, pointed arches, gables with delicately patterned wooden trim. Some Gothic Revival style houses have porches with slender posts and columns connected by pointed arch shaped trim or brackets. Gothic Revival churches sometimes featured a castle-like tower with a parapet in addition to, or instead of, the steep spires more commonly associated with this style.
Carpenter Gothic is a particular style of Gothic Revival architecture. The name comes from the many decorative wooden elements used in construction, including vertical board and batten siding, trimmed pointed arches and elaborate cut-out and incised wooden trim known as gingerbread.
High Victorian Gothic Style
This style was popular from around 1860 to 1890. It is similar to the earlier Gothic Revival but has a heavier, more substantial appearance. High Victorian Gothic style is most often found in public buildings made of brick and stone with bands of decorative polychrome masonry. Stone quoins, pattern pressed bricks, and terra cotta panels were commonly used.
They may or may not have the tell-tale pointed arch and may feature round turrets and conical roofs with corbelled brickwork and stone-trimmed doors and windows.
Calvary Episcopal Church, Park Street, was initially constructed in 1832 with additional work completed in 1890.