Greek Revival Style House

By: Mariana Sanchez

Description of Assigned House Style

Greek revival style houses gained popularity by exploring parallels between an earlier culture and the present day. Greek revival homes are known for their columns. With British influence waning considerably after the War of 1812 and the nation rapidly expanding westward, the style was fundamentally an expression of America's triumphant sense of destiny and the sense and the sense that our newly formed nation was the spiritual descendant of Greece, birthplace of democracy.
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Time Periods Historical Events

The greek revival style was fundamentally an expression of America's triumphant sense of destiny and the sense that our newly formed nation was the spiritual descendant of Greece, birthplace of democracy.

Building Materials and Technology That Were Available During This Time Period

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Architectural Features

*One, two, or three stories

*Symmetrical facade almost always punctuated by a central portico

*Low pitched gable or hipped roof, may be partially hidden by a prominent cornice or parapet

*Tall double-hung windows