It spread throughout the country was enabled by the development of cast-iron and press-metal technology, making the style increasingly affordable. Although most commonly seen in single-family homes, elements of the Italianate style were also applied to multi-family dwellings and storefronts. While there are few surviving pure examples of Italianate architecture in Minneapolis, they remain important evidence to a nation-wide trend in architecture during the late-nineteenth century.
- Low-pitched or flat roof
- Square cupola
- Wide, overhanging eaves with brackets and cornices
- Tall, narrow, double-paned windows
- Balanced, symmetrical rectangular shape
Italianate Style in Minneapolis: