Greek Revival House Plans
Greek Revival Style Architecture was popular in America from the 1820's to the 1850's at a time when travelling architects and archaeologists felt that Greek architecture effectively symbolized the sentiments of local nationalism and civic virtue. Inspired by the Parthenon, these homes can be best identified by tall columns and pediments which may be positioned at the front of a recessed portico or set out from the house on a porch. The roof is low-pitched and fine embellishments include heavy entablature, cornices and pilasters. Renewed interest in this style can be seen in public buildings and private homes emulating the surviving historic structures.