Craftsman  (1905 1930)

 

 

            This architectural style was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as an interest in oriental architecture.  Homes were smaller and shorter than Victorian styles, usually one or two stories.  They were also referred to as bungalows.  Rooflines were low pitched with open eaves.  Rafters were exposed and false decorative beams sometimes added.  Locally, many of the homes were side gabled, the front roof sloping down over a full frontal porch.  Porches were often supported by square columns.  A number of local homes also incorporated rounded cobblestone as wall cladding. 

            The Craftsman style is quite common around Port Huron.  One example in the Olde Town Historic District is 1321 8th Street.