Egyptian Revival style
Egyptian Revival style(1830–1850)
A revival style distinguished by distinctive columns and capitals and a smooth monolithic exterior finish. Characteristic battered walls are edged with roll moldings, tall straight-headed windows with splayed jambs, and a deep cavetto or gorge-and-roll cornice. Roofs are flat, and the smooth wall surface lends a monumental appearance reminiscent of pylons or gateways to Egyptian temples.
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