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A Field Guide to American Architecture by Carole Rifkind

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Doorways and windows are boldly delineated. Door openings are generally flanked by side lights and headed by an oblong transom light [64; 86]. openings set in masonry are marked by emphatic lintels, sometimes with carved keystones or endblocks [71]. Wooden window surrounds are heavily molded and may also emphasize a corner block [85] or a heavy pediment [69]. Windows are approximately the same size as in the Federal period and are typically six-over-six lights. Attic windows may be in a frieze beneath the eaves [79] or in the triangular pediment [66].

Typical late Greek Revival high-stoop Savannah row houses, with restrained detailing at cornice, window, and doorway. U- i± . 74 Robert Campbell House. St. Louis, Missouri. 1855. An example of a Greek Revival townhouse transitional to the later Italianate style. Note the projecting side bay, and the refinement of proportions and detailing. Frederick Stahl House. Galena, 1844. A curious feature on this otherwise robust Greek Revival dwelling is the graceful 75 Illinois. Federal-style fanlight. 46 RESIDENTIAL— GREEK REVIVAL 76, 77, 78 Charles Miller House.

St. Louis, Missouri. 1855. An example of a Greek Revival townhouse transitional to the later Italianate style. Note the projecting side bay, and the refinement of proportions and detailing. Frederick Stahl House. Galena, 1844. A curious feature on this otherwise robust Greek Revival dwelling is the graceful 75 Illinois. Federal-style fanlight. 46 RESIDENTIAL— GREEK REVIVAL 76, 77, 78 Charles Miller House. Falls vicinity, Wisconsin. Menomonee 1858. A midwestern farmhouse whose blunt plainness asserts a masculine character.

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