American Colonial Revival

American Colonial Revival

An architectural mode usually based on architectural prototypes in the English colonies in America, but often including features not found or rarely present in those prototypes. Buildings in this classification are usually characterized by a façade often featuring a Classical cornice; cupola; widow’s walk; colonial detailing; bevel siding or a smooth brick wall finish with fine joints; brickwork often set in a Flemish bond pattern; splayed lintels; a hipped, gabled, or gambrel roof covered with slate tiles or wood shingles; louvered shutters; double-hung rectangular sash windows with multiple panes in both the upper and lower sashes; symmetrically arrayed windows in the façade; a fanlight over the main entry door and sidelights on each side of door; the front door commonly crowned by a pediment, extending forward and supported on columns so as to form an entry porch.
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The 1940s American colonial revival feels almost exotic among the bungalows in Santa Monica.
America--Past and Present highlights Pyle's enthusiasm for the American Colonial Revival of the 1880s, which celebrated the history of the U.

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