1850s - 1880s

Stacked Vertical Block

5 or more stories

The Stacked vertical block embodies the characteristically Victorian taste for picturesqueness and variety. The immediate ancestor of this style is probably tall versions of two-part commercial blocks. Before the wide use of elevators after the 1860s, buildings had only five to six stories.
Most Stacked Vertical Block structures have these features:
  • 5 or more stories
  • characteristically Victorian taste

Type

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Feature

Stacked
Vertical
Block





Especially
common in large cities.

Created by Heather Slick. June 6, 1997.