Greek Revival Floor Plans
Greek Revival architecture began with public buildings and the style spread to home design via carpenter's guides and pattern books. Greek Revival mansions (sometimes called Southern Colonial) sprang up throughout the South from 1825 to 1860. Features include pediments, symmetrical shape, heavy cornice, wide frieze, and bold, simple moldings. Many Greek Revival houses also have an entry porch with columns, decorative pilasters and narrow windows around the front door.
- Pediment over front entry
- Cornice (heavy molding) just below edge of roof
- Front porch with columns