Transitional Federal to Greek Revival Beauty

This beautiful transitional Federal to Greek Revival double house, or duplex, was built in Portland, Maine, by architect-builder Levi Sawyer for Henry and Horace Ward in 1833. It carries forward features from the Federal style, such as the elliptical arches, fanlights, and sidelights of the recessed doorways. It also introduces features from the emerging Greek Revival style, such as the brick pilasters with bold Ionic capitals.

Houses that combine elements of more than one style are not uncommon. Many were built that way, and others have had alterations in later styles. Understanding your house’s style and how it changed over time is key to planning your restoration project.

Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” delves deeply into this topic with hundreds of photos and case studies to help you learn to identify stylistic features and changes from the past.

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© Scott T. Hanson 2023

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