This gabled (and sometimes hipped), 1- or 1V2-story, double-pile cottage features an incised or inset porch built into the structure (as opposed to being attached shed-style). The porch is an integral part of the structure. Floor plans vary with two large front rooms, and either two or three smaller rooms variously arranged behind. Central or paired interior chimneys predominate in nineteenth-century “Creole Cottages” in the South. This general structure type also appeared in the nineteenth century Middle West, especially in areas of French and German settlement. The Incised-Porch Cottage may have inspired development of the Incised-Porch Bungalow in the twentieth century. For nineteenth-century “Creole Cottages,” see Kniffen 1936, 182; Glassie 1968a, 118; Newton 1971, 13; Jeane and Purcell 1978, 22; Fricker 1984, 137.