1860s-1890s

 Upright-and-Wing

1.5-2 Stories

The Upright refers to the vertical part of the house and the Wing to the usually lower side section.  This very simple 19th century house style is found in the countryside and cities.  It represents "non-stylistic" or vernacular architecture, which is constructed by building trades rather than by owners themselves, as in tribal societies. It lacks aesthetic pretensions and individual variations are minor.  

Upright-and-Wing houses come in several variations:  1, 1.5, or 2 stories.  In Eau Claire these houses are typically found in working class neighborhoods, such as along Main and Birch streets.  On the other hand, stylistic Victorian houses are found in the affluent areas of the Third Ward and Randall Park. 
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Most Upright-and-Wing houses have these features:
1.5-2 stories
gable roof
Upright is the vertical part of the house (usually 2 stories)
Wing is the lower side section (commonly only 1 story, but can be 1.5 or even 2 stories)
This style has re-appeared in the suburbs of the 1980s and beyond.

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  Created by Brandy Reilly, 6 June 1997; last revised on 5 June 2002.