Architecture / Style / Commercial Style

Chronology

  • 1780-1820 (Blumenson)
  • 1780-1820 (Baker)

Description

A revival of the architecture of the Colonial and Federal periods at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century. Celebrating the birth of a new nation, the Federal style is based upon the Adamesque style popular in Britain.

Variations

Glossary

Sources Cited

  • McAlester, Virginia. A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture. New York, NY: Knopf, 2015.

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