BCT Architects' Domino Sugar Building, 2015. Photo by HyperSpace Baltimore.

The Ultimate Gingerbread Architectural Style Guide

12/13/2016
By Michelle Eshelman

It’s time to turn on the twinkly lights and invite friends and family over to celebrate. This year, why not follow your sweet tooth, while showing off your favorite era of architectural history? At Preservation Maryland, we’ve assembled the ultimate collection of gingerbread architecture examples spanning major American architectural styles:

BALTIMORE BASICS

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BCT Architects' Domino Sugar Building, 2015. Photo by HyperSpace Baltimore.

Hyperspace, an office furniture showroom in Baltimore, hosted a gingerbread compitition last year that yielded a sweet representation of the Domino Sugar Factory by BCT Architects.

Classic Baltimore Brownstone

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Instructables user , who has been through architecture and pastry school offers up a step-by-step guide and template to create a Baltimore-style gingerbread Brownstone.

The Ultimate Gingerbread Architecture Style Guide by Preservation Maryland

EARLY COLONIAL/RURAL TRADE WORK (PRE-1700s)

COLONIAL STYLE (1607-1830)

 

GEORGIAN STYLE (1714-1830)

FEDERAL STYLE (1780-1830)

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE (1750-1830)

GREEK REVIVAL (1780-1830)

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Greek Revival Gingerbread Row Homes. Photo from Design Salad.

GOTHIC REVIVAL (1840-1900)

SECOND EMPIRE STYLE (1855-1885)

QUEEN ANNE (1880-1910)

URBAN FACTORIES AND STOREFRONTS (1880-1930)

CRAFTSMAN STYLE (1880-1930)

 

PUEBLO REVIVAL (1880-1930)

TUDOR REVIVAL STYLE (1880-1930)

 

MODERN (1920-1960)

BRUTALISM (1950-1970)

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Brutalism: The Tate Modern in Gingerbread by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves. Photo from Life Without Buildings.

INTERNATIONAL STYLE (1930-PRESENT)

 

 

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Michelle Eshelman uses her architect training to illustrate our preservation projects, from floor plans to 3D models. She’s also on-call to assist with designing Ellicott City’s recovery.

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