A Field Guide to American Architecture by Carole Rifkind

By Carole Rifkind

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1851. Spanish Colonial features— one-story, patio plan, arcaded veranda, stuccoed adobe walls, and tile roof. P1MO aut HIT LR-Sl'FA CAL ABOOSE. ^ Pttiv DAMC WALLS INDICATE ORJGINAL CONSTRUCTION PLOT PLAN \ i ) WATt-t- TAJi K. 1735-1790 Georgian DURING the century, eighteenth This was the style for cultured and comfortable having Americans achieved fair mastery of the essentials of New America turned her attention to the arts of living. That time was "most honorable to human nature," wrote John Adams to Thomas Jefferson.

John tympanum ' i A Doric order, with applied pilasters and it is a curious feature on a temple window does provide attic light. pedimented gable. j Mathews House, Painesville, Ohio; 1829. i CRFXK K (VIVA Charles Clapp House. 65 Portland, Maine. 1833. In an ingenious variation of the temple front, the side bays are recessed and flanked on the outer sides by freestanding Ionic columns. The corners of the house itself are marked by pilasters. 10 '*" Charles Clapp House, Portland, Maine; 1833. l imt-i 5 i i i I *» r -i-r -r-l '5 l l l I I I (1 41 42 RESIDENTIAL— GREEK REVIVAL Whittelsey House.

Ica as Federal American identity architecture for the privileged. Though dwellings are Frame dwell- ings as well as the closely derived from contem- are sheathed in overlapping clapboard or smooth-fitted matchboard, painted in white or Hardware and iron may be used demanded an American common man high-style and pastel colors. In these early years of nationhood the sense of many urban built of brick, laid in Flemish bond. Most Herculaneaum. rail — in wood or iron more is delicate; in combination.

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