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Many architectural styles or eras have very distinct roofing styles. The design of the roof rarely changes as a whole, but occasionally small details were updated to reflect new architectural trends. The roof style can also help identify vernacular structures that otherwise have little to no distinguishing stylistic details.

Click on the thumbnail below that closely resembles the roof style in your historic image.

Eaves-Front Gable-Front (with Cornice Returns) Gable-Front (with Raking Eaves)
Eaves-Front Gable Front (with Cornice Returns Gable Front (with Raking Eaves
Dutch Gambrel Mansard Gothic Gable
Gambrel Mansard Gothic Gable
Full Pediment Hipped
Full Pediment Hipped
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