Colonial Revival

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Colonial Revival is a "macro" category that includes Georgian Revival and Federal Revival. Much of this style is an attempt to return to the stateliness of Georgian architecture, emulating the styles of the 18th Century. Most buildings in this style have a rectangular shape, symmetrical façade, and hipped roof with dentilled eaves. Other features sometimes used include palladian windows, red brick with light-colored trim, captain or widow’s walk, and fanlights. Local examples of this style include the Martin Library, York City Hall, and the Historical Society Museum. While this period "officially" lasted from the late 1800s until around 1920, this style has never left York County. Many structures built in the past 30 years are Colonial Revival in design.

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