Classical Revival Style

This style dates (1840-1860).

This category includes two different architectural styles -- Greek Revival and Roman Revival. Both styles were based on a renewed interest in classical architecture, and admiration for ancient Greek ideals of democracy, which was especially fitting for the new American republic. The War of 1812 diminished American affection for British influences. The Greek Revival style was not widely used within the City of Lancaster, while the Roman Revival style is more common in civic buildings than residences.

Characteristics include:
• symmetrical façades
• flat-headed entry doors flanked by pilasters, surrounded by sidelights and transoms
• square window lintels
• small attic “frieze” windows (instead of dormers)
• low pitched or flat roofs
• columned porches or “porticoes”