A Field Guide to American Architecture by Carole Rifkind

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1761. Philadelphia Georgian— the most elaborate in the colonies. Notable features are high basement, central pavilion, window heads, and roof balustrade. Fieldstone and brick are stuccoed to resemble elaborate smooth 41 Dr. Upton Scott House. Annapolis, Maryland. 17621765. Attributed to William Buckland, a carpenter-architect noted for his masterly woodwork trim. Window sash is later. stone. 23 24 RESIDENTIAL— GEORGIAN mm Ford House. Morristown, New Jersey. 1772. The horizontal proportions and wide entrance hall are characteristic of this date 42 and locale.

The Greek Revival dwelling is bold in silhou- broad in proportions, and simplified in details. The paradigm is the monumental two-story temple front with pedimented gable (trimmed by moldings along the base and sloping sides) [64] or flat entablature [69; 71]. Columns may be freeette, standing or applied to the facade. Alternatively, when the eaves face the street, they are finished with a cornice [74; 75] and the gable side is embellished with a cornice return [78; 81]. A portico may also be employed to frame the entry [79] or the door may be framed by pilasters and an entablature [74].

Morristown, New Jersey. 1772. The horizontal proportions and wide entrance hall are characteristic of this date 42 and locale. Although it would seem to be an addition, the kitchen wing is probably contemporary with the main section. 43 Rock Hall. Lawrence, New York. 1764. Note the elaborate Chippendale-design roof balustrade. Late b'ioHJ / loi te__t>rick. Coping late oraorte 5lep , 'P«-eoei>t -V r ^

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