1880s - 1910s

Two-Part Vertical Block

4 or more stories

This facade is divided horizontally into two major zones that are different yet relate to each other. The lower zone rises 1-2 stories and serves as the visual base for the "shaft", or upper zone. Its characteristic features are verticality, and a prominent and unified upper zone. This style was widely used for office buildings, department stores, hotels, and occasionally, public and institutional buildings. 

Most Two-Part Vertical Block structures have these features:

Type

 1850  1860  1870  1880  1890  1900  1910  1920  1930  1940  1950

Feature

Two-Part
Vertical
Block





Office bldgs,
dept stores,
hotels

Created by Heather Slick. June 6, 1997.