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Greek Revival

n.
An architectural style imitating elements of ancient Greek temple design, popular in the United States and Europe in the first half of the 1800s.
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Greek Revival

n
(Architecture) (modifier) denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in Western Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, based upon ancient Greek classical examples
Greek Revivalism n
Greek Revivalist adj, n
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Greek′ Reviv′al


n.
a style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevalent in the first half of the 19th century, characterized by imitation of ancient Greek designs and ornamented motifs.
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The Greek Revivalist architecture that shaped so much of early America's public works projects drew its inspiration from the Grand Tours taken by our young country's intelligentsia.
The asylum itself is no foreboding presence; it is simply a former "plantation mansion of the Greek revivalist style with broad veranda and towering Doric columns" that now had "bars on the upper windows."
White Greek revivalist houses boasting Doric columns are the work of Silas Carter, a local architect who later found fortune designing the Tara-style plantation homes down South.