Gothic Revival is a home style found within the Victorian era. These homes have borrowed themes from medieval cathedrals that denote a fortress-like strength. These homes have strong lines and bold details with heavy woods in dark finishes. Stained glass is an often found accompaniment, as well as stone or brick exteriors.
Considering the cost of the materials and labor necessary to construct these buildings, they were reserved for churches, municipal buildings or the wealthy. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and St. John's are both strong examples of this architectural style.