This exuberant, decorative style is named for Charles Locke Eastlake, an English architect. Eastlake’s book, Hints on Household Taste, found a ready audience in America, and its illustrations helped generate a style bearing, to the author’s dismay, his name.
The style relies primarily upon large amounts of wooden decoration, much of it flat jig-sawn patterns combined with three-dimensional, lath-turned or carved woodwork.
Eastlake houses lack the variety of building materials--such as stone, brick, and shingle--that characterized the Queen Anne style. Since wood frame construction was not as popular as masonry in Utah, only a small number of Eastlake houses were built in the state. However, porches and decorative gable cornices in this style are often found in combination with Queen Anne, Victorian Eclectic and other styles.
--spindles in porch friezes, corner brackets and balusters
--ornate lathe-turned columns, balustrades and balusters
--jig-sawn decorative patterns in porch friezes and gable cornices