Some Greek Revivals

Uncouth Reflections

Fenster writes:

I grew up in New England, where there are plenty of Greek Revivals.  Some are more elaborate and use columns rather than just pediments.  Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, has some very nice examples.

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As does Brookline Village

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and the old Cambridgeport area near Central Square in Cambridge.

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But outside the cities, in what were once the rural areas, the fancy columns were often dispensed with.  A Greek Revival often amounted to a dressed-up colonial in the Federal or Georgian style,

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turned at a 90 degree angle, with additional classical elements.

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These were the Greek Revivals I grew up with.  I myself grew up in a ranch,

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but one that was thankfully not in a development but stuck incongruously into a diverse mix of colonials, farmhouses, Federals, Victorians and Greek Revivals.  These two nice examples were at the bottom of our street.

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The simpler, farmhouse versions have an attractive…

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