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The Late Gothic Revival style developed out of the ecclesiastical work of Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram. The historical basis for the style was the Late Gothic architecture of England and France.

Although churches were the most common structures to be built in Late Gothic Revival, designers of educational and commercial buildings employed the style as well. Collegiate Gothic is a term used to describe buildings similar in style to those found at Princeton University, the University of Chicago or Duke University.

The pointed arch is the most distinguished characteristic of the Late Gothic Revival. Other features include window tracery, leaded glass, battlements and pinnacles.