Architecture / Style / Early Classical Revival


  • 1770-1830 (McAlester)


The Early Classical Revival style (1770-1830) can be considered a transitional style between the Federal and Greek Revival styles. In common with Georgian and Federal houses, an Early Classical Revival house usually has its long axis parallel with the street and a symmetrical facade; but the front facade usually features a portico or entrance porch supported by columns of Greek or Roman design, and the rooms are often arranged less symmetrically than in Georgian and Federal houses.

Also known as: Jeffersonian, Jeffersonian Classicism, Roman Republican, Roman Revival, Roman Villa, Monumental Classicism, and Regency.



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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