Colonial architecture:see American architectureAmerican architecture,
the architecture produced in the geographical area that now constitutes the United States. Early History
American architecture properly begins in the 17th cent. with the colonization of the North American continent.
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A classification pertaining to any architectural style that is transplanted from a country to its overseas colonies. Examples are the Portuguese Colonial in Brazil, Dutch Colonial in New York, French Colonial in New Orleans, and English Colonial in all the former North American colonies.
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Architecture transplanted from the motherland to overseas colonies. For examples see American Colonial architecture, Dutch Colonial architecture, English Colonial architecture, French Colonial architecture, German Colonial architecture, Spanish Colonial architecture. Compare with Colonial Revival.
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