Greek Architecture Then and Now

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Compare Then and Now – Greek Architecture: Part I
Example 1:

[pic]http://www.sienaheights.edu/personal/pbarr/images/img_228-North-Broad_LG.jpg

Where is the building located?

228 North Broad. Adrian, Michigan

Does it have a name?

Governor Croswell House

For what purpose was it built?

Personal Home for Governor Croswell

Date of construction:

1841-1843

Name specific aspects of this building that shows how it has elements that were part of the Ancient Greek architectural style:

The house had a porch with columns that were square (called posts). The house was built in a rectangular form.
The house had a gabled roof on the shorter sides (front and back). The house had white frieze boards under the cornice.
The windows on the first floor are double 6 pane which is typical of the Greek revival homes.

Example 2:

[pic]http://www.sienaheights.edu/personal/pbarr/images/img_458-South-Main_LG.jpg

Where is the building located?

458 South Main Street, Adrian Michigan 1853

Does it have a name?

Merrick House

For what purpose was it built?

Personal Home

Date of construction:

1853

Name specific aspects of this building that shows how it has elements that were part of the Ancient Greek architectural style:

The house is built in a square with a hipped roof (4 uniform sides looks like a pyramid). The house has a portico (porch) with 4 round carved columns (Doric order). The frieze is plain and extends along the wall around the house. The windows on the first floor are double 6 pane which is typical of the Greek revival homes.

Example 3:

[pic]http://www.stpaulrealestateblog.com/st_paul_real_estate/2007/01/greek_revival.html

Where is the building located?

Irvine Park, St Paul, Missouri

Does it have a name?

No

For what purpose was it built?

Personal Home, currently for sale

Date of construction:

1850s

Name specific aspects of this building that shows how it has elements that were part of the Ancient Greek architectural style:

The house is built in a rectangular shape with a gabled roof and the pediment has a window in it. The 4 columns are in the Grecian style – both ionic with the turning design to the capital and the columns are circular with grooves. The frieze is plain and extends around the top of the wall.

The door has the rectilinear transom windows set above the door and side windows on both sides of the door.

Example 4:

[pic]http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/12/historic_houses_se/source/6.htm

Where is the building located?
New Bury, SC

Does it have a name?

Built for J.H. Summer

For what purpose was it built?

Personal Home

Date of construction:

1908

Name specific aspects of this building that shows how it has elements that were part of the Ancient Greek architectural style:

The house is square with a hipped roof.
The portico has 4 large columns that appear to be ionic with the turning design to the capital. There are a total of 27 columns that support the porticos in front and side entrances. The door has the rectilinear transom windows set above the door and side windows on both sides of the door. The house is painted white to resemble marble.

Example 5:

[pic]
http://historicbuildingsct.com/?cat=125

Where is the building located?

Norwich, Connecticut

Does it have a name?

John Johnson House

For what purpose was it built?

Personal Home

Date of construction:

1840

Name specific aspects of this building that shows how it has elements that were part of the Ancient Greek architectural style:

The house is built in a square with a hipped roof.
The portico has the gabled roof with a pediment that is plain. The house has four ionic columns.
The frieze extends around the top of the walls and is plain. The door has the rectilinear transom windows set above the door and side windows on both sides of the door. The house is painted white to resemble marble.

The windows on...
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