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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. This home is a favorite sight for those touring the beautiful banks of Leland's Deer Creek.
Architects and architectural historians will marvel at Parrish's description on page fourteen of the Trustee's Office at Pleasant Hill as being "Greek Revival style rather than the Federal style that originally influenced [Micajah] Burnett." "[his quotation describes the best-known example of a Shaker building, with its spiral staircases, even proportions, and fanlight over the main door, designed almost entirely in the Federal style.
If you are unsure of the features distinguishing a Federal style house from a Williamsburg Georgian style house, the illustrations accompanying the definitions provide ample assistance.
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.
By 1800, the first arsenal building was erected--a red-brick, two-story edifice in Federal style, whose foundations can be seen in Arsenal Square of Lower Town.
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. The barrel shaped tableware items come in a blue, green, black end white colorway.
To maintain the community's historic character, Ryland designed its homes to blend in with the area's traditional federal style. The facades at Montgomery Square are directly inspired by the century-old townhomes across the street.
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. Note its exposed timbers, repeating arches, and wrought-iron lanterns.

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