Italianate style

An architectural style that was popular in Oregon, especially for public and commercial buildings, between about 1860 and 1890. The style features tall, arched windows (especially noticeable on cast iron-front buildings), flat or low-pitched gable roofs, and extensive ornamentation that imitates some characteristics of stone construction, such as columns and quoins. Italianate buildings can also have heavy eaves or projections with decorative brackets beneath them, bay windows, and a tower.