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Stunning Greek Revival House

Most often, a Greek Revival style house is defined by its temple-like pedimented gable, often prominently turned toward the street. But not every Greek Revival house has a pediment, as this stunning Bangor, Maine duplex example built in 1836-37 shows.

Greek Revival is often called America’s first National style, with examples built across the settled areas of the country between the 1820s and 1860s. It appears on small cottages and capes, grand columned mansions, southwestern adobe houses, urban rowhouses, and duplexes (or double-houses) like this one.

Understanding the style of a house and will help you understand which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.

Greek Revival is one of 25 historic architectural styles described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Select preservation titles by other authors including “A Field Guide to American Houses” (revised edition) by Virginia McAlester are also available in our shop! Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!

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