What Style is it? Answers

And the answers are . . .

Along East Polk Avenue, from State to Patton, houses were built shortly after World War II, reflected, in part, by the single-car detached (mostly) garages and with driveways in the front of the houses (not in the alleyways as in the pre-WWII areas). This is a transition landscape between the pre-auto landscape and the auto era with its need for "machine space" of double-car driveways and double-car garages.
Photo A on the left, Cape Cod -- one story; on the right, early California Bungalow with an attached single-car garage
Photo B early California Bungalow with an attached single-car garage. Notice the exception of the private sidewalk curving from the house to the driveway -- a common feature in newer areas, such as in the next block
Photo C Cape Cod with a gable roof parallel to the street and a detached single-car garage
Photo D Minimal Traditional with a hipped roof and a detached single-car garage. Notice that the private sidewalk from the house runs directly to the public sidewalk
Photo E Cape Cod with a large frontal gable

Along East Polk Avenue, from Patton to Nimitz, houses are newer than in the State to Patton block, shown by  larger houses and lots and the double-car attached garages. "Machine space" of double-car driveways and double-car garages dominate this landscape.
Photo A2 California Bungalows with an attached double-car garages and without sidewalks running from the houses to the public sidewalk
Photo B2 California Bungalow with an attached double-car garage
Photo C2 California Bungalow with an attached double-car garage and a projected gabled living room

Along Chippewa Street, from 7th to 5th Avenues, houses date from the late-19th century when alleys provided access to garages and work sheds. This is a human landscape with "machine space" hidden out of sight in the back of the houses.
X1 Upright-and-Wing houses predominate along this street -- the Upright is always 2 stories high and the Wing ranges from 1 to 2 stories
X2 Upright-and-Wing with a 2-story wing
X3 Upright-and-Wing with a 1-story wing
X4 Two Pen with many additions on the back -- typical of these very small houses
X5 a simple Queen Anne with 2 stories and very vertical (tall) form

Created by Ingolf Vogeler on 5 November 1998.