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Federal style

(1780–1820)
Low-pitched roofs, a smooth facade and large glass areas characterize this style. Geometric forms accentuate the rhythm of the exterior wall, which is elegant and intentionally austere. Although it rejected Georgian decoration, it retained its symmetry, pilaster-framed entrance, fanlight and sidelights. Windows were simply framed, and quoins were abandoned.

Federal style

Federal style, door
Federal style, façade (1796)
An architectural style in the postcolonial era in America, from about 1780 to 1820 and beyond; noted for its clarity of form, simplicity, restraint, and subtle use of color, as well as its delicacy and lightness in detailing; greatly influenced by the work of Robert Adam (see Adam style). Buildings in this style are usually characterized by: a symmetric façade, often with a giant entrance portico (sometimes domed); commonly, brick construction with a Flemish bond pattern and thin mortar joints, or clapboard over timber framing with corner boards; a belt course
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The grand brick structure clad in ivy is a perfect model of classic Federal style.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, sometimes known as the ``Father of American Architecture'' for introducing the Federal style, designed the Decatur House and built it in 1819 for naval hero Commodore Stephen Decatur.
What is known as the Federal Style (1776-1837) was inspired by British and French furniture, decorative objects and so on which came about through the influence of antiquity in particularly the Greek styles.
John was tough on trainees, but he knew his job and I have to admit he taught me a lot about counting beans, federal style.
Another new collection, yet unnamed, is made of enamel-on-steel in the Federal style.
To maintain the community's historic character, Ryland designed its homes to blend in with the area's traditional federal style.
Federal style was America's version of English Neoclassicism and it, too, drew from several sources, especially, interest in antiquity.
Built in the Federal style, the church had two stories of brick construction, with a stepped gable roof, decorative interior galleries, and a rotunda.
This stucco structure, also by Birge Clark, is said to be the first postal building not using the formal federal style.
Constructed in 1951 and currently undergoing a major renovation, Lynnewood Gardens is comprised of 1,798-units in 130, two-story colonial and federal style buildings.
The Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District contains "the city's largest concentration of row houses in the Federal style, as well as a significant concentration of Greek Revival houses.
Peter Mayen wen Majongdit, the chairperson of Warrap's forum for youth and intellectuals, said the introduction of a federal style of governance must first come through a democratic process.

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