The Georgian Period

Abby Richards & Ashley Williams

Time Period: 1714 - 1830

Vocabulary:

Hip roof - A four sided sloped roof

Pilasters - Decorative flattened columns on the door frame

Pediment - A triangular or arched decoration used to top a doorway

Cornice - Decorative strip where the walls meet the roof

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Cornice

Societal Influences

The Georgian style was named and influenced after the kings of England who ruled during that time: George I, George II, and George III.

Georgian Style Homes

In England, Georgian-style buildings were constructed of brick and stone. American builders used those materials when available but had to adapt. They would often carve and paint wood to look like stone.

Georgian Style Today

Today you can most commonly see the georgian influence on townhouses.

Sources

Sherwood, Ruth F. "Home Styles Since 1700." Homes & Interiors. 7th ed. Woodland Hills, CA: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2007. 344. Print.


"Rectangular Hip Roof." Web. 9 Oct. 2015.


"Georgian Era." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Oct. 2015. Web. 9 Oct. 2015.

Georgian Style House

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