Germanic or Colonial Style

This style dates (1710-1770).

Early English and German settlers in Lancaster built practical houses using techniques dating from the Middle Ages, such as half-timbering. The oldest houses were built of log or wood frame, while examples built after 1800 were often constructed of brick.

Characteristics include:
• thick walls
• asymmetrical façades
• one or one-and-one-half stories
• central chimney
• steeply pitched roofs