Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

The Arts and Crafts style was part of a larger movement that encompassed many aspects of design other than architecture, including the design of fabrics, wallpapers and home furnishings. Rooted in the work of Englishman William Morris, proponents of the style strove for simple and finely crafted work. The Arts and Crafts movement became popular in America primarily through such widely read publications as House Beautiful and Gustave Stickley’s Craftsman magazine.

Architectural details associated with the style include the use of exposed structural members, particularly rafter ends and eave brackets; roofs with broad, sheltering overhangs; and a fascination with various methods of wood joinery for decorative effect.