Greek Revival (1825-1850)
Defining Elements of the Greek Revival Style:
- One or two stories in height.
- Examples with a symmetrical façade are usually five bays wide. Example with an asymmetrical façade are usually three bays wide.
- Urban examples often asymmetrical with a side hall plan.
- High style examples emulate a Greek temple front with large columns or pilasters supporting a triangular pediment.
- Vernacular examples usually have pilasters and may have a triangular pediment in the gable end.
- Brick and wood frame construction common.
- Large multi-paned double or triple hung sash windows 6/6 or 9/9 window pattern are common.
- Usually a wide cornice band below the eave.
- Entry doors often with ornate lintels and wide pilasters, often with flanking side lights.
- Siding may be flush to simulate a stone surface.
Examples of Greek Revival Style Architecture in Greater Portland: