Greek Revival Characteristics

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Greek Revival
Characteristics
Frieze

horizontal band
which runs
above doorways
and windows or
below the
cornice
Cornice

the section of
molding just
below the roof
Pilaster

pilaster projects only slightly from
the wall and resembles a flat column
with a base, shaft and capital.
Poritco

A porch leading
to the entrance
of a building
Front Gable Design

The triangular
pediment on
the front of
Greek Revival
houses.
Columns
Post and Lentil
Characteristics of Greek Revival

Use five characteristics on your house.
◦ Pilaster
◦ Cornice
◦ Frieze
◦ Column (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian)
◦ Clapboard Exterior
◦ Portico
◦ Post and Lintel
◦ Front Gable
Reflection

You and your partner created an example of Greek
revival architecture, identify the five characteristics of
Greek revival that you used. Where did you use them?

Describe your house/ building. Use at least three
elements and principles. Use only visual descriptions.

How successful do you think your house was? Why?

Who do you think had the best house? Why? What
made it the best? List three characteristics they used.

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