The Stick style, named by architectural historian Vincent J. Scully, is considered a purely American style. The style apparently originated in mid 19th-century style books that discuss a certain “truthfulness” in wood construction. The logical extension of this romantic ideal was to express the structure of the building and its wood material through the application of vertical, horizontal, and even diagonal boards on the exterior surface. Suggestive of the building’s structural frame, these boards are also strongly decorative. Very few examples of this style were ever constructed in Utah.
--sill outlined at top of foundation
--wood corner posts
--horizontal, overlapped siding
--studs visible on exterior
--corner braces with pendant