Greek Revival style house classical architecture
Photo: John Kerick
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Greek Revival

Dates: 1825 to 1860
Features: Pedimented gable ends, portico or full-width porch with classical columns, 6-over-6 windows with pediments.

Americans, newly enamored with Greek democracy, built civic buildings that looked like Greek temples. The fashion for columns and pediments seeped into residential architecture as far as the most rural farmland, popularized through pattern books by Asher Benjamin and Minard Lafever.
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