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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.
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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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