Italianate  (1840 1885)



            This architectural style began as a reaction to classical form, and relied instead upon rural Italian ideals.  The roofline was low pitched with wide overhanging eaves.  Under the eaves were decorative brackets, often in pairs.  Windows were tall and narrow, often with decorative crowns.  Some homes had towers.

            A number of Italianate homes survive in the Port Huron area.  Examples in the Olde Town Historic District include 714 Court Street, 722-724 Court Street, and 726-728 Court Street.