Houses of worship reflecting the Late Gothic Revival represent a shift in emphasis from the earlier phases of the Gothic Revival movement. These buildings are sometimes called "Collegiate Gothic" because many decorative features are found on college campuses.
Late Gothic Revival style churches are almost universally longitudinal in orientation. Common exterior features include large panel windows that feature decorative concrete mullions and tracery; decorative quoining around the corners, windows, and doors; and a scaled back use of towers and spires. Organization of the interior varies by denomination but usually features the Gothic Revival plan of a narthex, nave, and chancel. Seating is usually divided into two ranks of open benches flanking a center aisle.