Federal Revival

Federal Revival

A loose term denoting American architecture, primarily from about 1870 to 1970, that reuses aspects of, and attempts to emulate, the earlier Federal style.
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In The Gardens of Emily Dickinson, author Judith Farr, author of The Passion of Emily Dickinson (1992) and professor emeritus of English at Georgetown University, describes how young Emily dispatched the verse in letters or with elegant bouquets of flowers that she gathered from nearby fields or cultivated in the garden of Homestead, her family's fourteen-acre Federal Revival mansion and estate.
A pleasant walk through the district leads to examples of architecture in the Prairie, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Federal Revival, Mediterranean, Italianate Renaissance, Shingle, and Bungalow styles.

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