Greek Revival

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Also referred to as Classical Revival (including Roman architecture), this style of architecture is an attempt to emulate the Greek "temple" form. Many buildings from this period have columns and incorporate details of the Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian order. Probably the best known example of this style in America is the United States Treasury in Washington D.C. Some additional features of Greek Revival include a gable roof, portico, pediment, heavy moldings, wide cornices, sidelights around doorways, and flat-headed entryways flanked by pilasters. In York, buildings designed in this style include Washington Hall and the Lafayette Club.

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