Greek Revival style

Greek Revival style

(1750–1860)
The Greek contribution to Neoclassical architecture stood for a purity and simplicity of structure and form. The buildings are square or rectangular, proportions are broad, details are simple, facades are symmetrical and silhouettes are bold. Freestanding columns support a pedimented gable. Many government and civic buildings are designed in this style, which is more suited to these building types than to smaller domestic buildings.

Greek Revival style

Greek Revival style
An architectural style based on the reuse of ancient Greek forms in architecture. Public buildings in this style were usually symmetrical in plan and rectangular in shape. Buildings in this style are commonly characterized by: asymmetrical plan, a symmetric front-gabled façade with a classical pedimented portico extending across the building; a façade of brick, clapboard, or stone construction; a partial-height porch, sometimes with the porch roof having a raked cornice supported on round or square columns with ornamental capitals; pilasters; a frieze or a plain wide band of trim with a simple architrave below a heavy cornice; walls that imitate flat stonework, wood buildings often painted white; typically sparse ornamentation, including classical Greek decorative motifs; gabled or hipped roof; widely spaced double-hung windows trimmed with decorative crowns; a wide, imposing entryway, framed by pilasters or engaged columns; an entry door usually having raised panels with a horizontal line of small lights above the door; a vertical line of small lights on each side of the door. In America, during the height of its widespread popularity from about 1820 to the 1850s, Greek Revival was frequently called the National Style. Also see Classical Revival style and Neoclassical style.
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The three-story, three-bay, red-brick rowhouse was constructed in the Greek Revival style with a rusticated brownstone basement, and retains Greek Revival fencing at the areaway.
The building is in the Greek Revival style, with an Ionic order portico, and in the ornamented pediment there is a central lyre where the symbol for tablets of stone once featured.
It boasts the state's oldest law court, built in 1854 in a Greek Revival style and topped with a clock tower.
In 1824, the Infirmary moved to Brownlow Street to a new building designed in the Greek Revival style by John Foster Junior.
His taste in choosing the Greek Revival style was not unusual for its time (around 1837).
Opened in 1837, the Coal Exchange was built by George Burlison of Darlington in the Greek Revival style for PS4,500, on the corner of North Street and Commercial Street.
Built in the Greek Revival style in 1790 this two-storey period house and the entire estate has been restored to its former glory with terraced lawns and formal gardens.
The 4,000-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home was constructed in 1957 in a classic Greek Revival style.
He chose the stately Greek Revival style, popular through the mid-19th century.
The Mills family purchased it from the Earl's son who built a hall in the Greek revival style.
Built in 1827 by John Foster, the building is the former chapel of St James' Cemetery and an example of the Greek Revival style.
Pancras Church built in London in 1819-22 in Greek Revival style the row of six columns topped by a triangular pediment on the front of the church looks like the front of the temple.