Memorial City Hall, Auburn, New York
, built in 1929-30 in the Colonial Revival style
Colonial Revival (also Neocolonial, Georgian Revival or Neo-Georgian) architecture was a nationalistic design movement in the United States. Part of a broader Colonial Revival Movement embracing Georgian and Neoclassical styles, it sought to revive elements of architectural style, garden design, and interior design of American colonial architecture.
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 reawakened Americans to their colonial past. This movement gained momentum in the 1890s and was accelerated by the early 20th century advent of the automobile, which allowed ordinary Americans to visit sites connected with their heritage.
Successive waves of revivals of British colonial architecture have swept the United States since 1876. In the 19th century, Colonial Revival took a formal style. Public interest in the Colonial Revival style in the early 20th century helped popularize books and atmospheric photographs of Wallace Nutting showing scenes of New England. Historical attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg helped broaden exposure in the 1930s.
In the post-WWII era, Colonial design elements were merged with the then popular ranch-style house design. In the early part of the 21st century, certain regions of the United States embraced aspects of Anglo-Caribbean and British Empire styles.
Colonial Revival sought to follow American colonial architecture of the period around the Revolutionary War, which drew strongly from Georgian architecture of Great Britain.
Structures are typically two stories with the ridge pole running parallel to the street, have a symmetrical front facade with an accented doorway, and evenly spaced windows on either side of it.
Features borrowed from colonial period houses of the early 19th century include elaborate front doors, often with decorative crown pediments, fanlights, and sidelights, symmetrical windows flanking the front entrance, often in pairs or threes, and columned porches.
- A. Axelrod, The Colonial Revival in America 1985.
- William Butler, Another City Upon a Hill: Litchfield, Connecticut, and the Colonial Revival
- Karal Ann Marling, George Washington Slept Here: Colonial Revivals and American Culture, 1876–1986 1988.
- Richard Guy Wilson and Noah Sheldon, The Colonial Revival House 2004.
- Richard Guy Wilson, Shaun Eyring and Kenny Marotta, Re-creating the American Past: Essays on the Colonial Revival 2006.
California - Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture
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Characteristics of the Colonial Revival Style Home
Colonial Revival style homes are popular throughout the United States, offering a connection to America's colonial past. This architecture video from About.c...
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Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture at Robertson Walk along Singapore River.
Tour the Architecture of Newton, MA - Colonial Revival Remodel - Bob Vila eps.1301
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Nashville Auctions, Absolute Auction 313 North Main St, Springfield Tn
Live On-Site Auction Event Saturday, August 4th 2012 @ 10:00 AM 313 North Main Street, Springfield TN 37172 HISTORIC 1896 COLONIAL REVIVAL HOME & MANY ANTIQU...
Studness House, Churchs Ferry, North Dakota 1913-2011
Created on August 28, 2011 using FlipShare. This house was the second house built in Churchs Ferry by Charles T. Studness, arguably the town's wealthiest and...
Casa del Herrero: House of the Blacksmith
The Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival...
Twelve Room Colonial Revival Single Family
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Movie Colony Palm Springs Estate
Gorgeous!! Walk to Downtown! A beautiful and authentic example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture! This splendid Palm Springs Spanish style vacation es...
The Wildwoods: "Wildwoods by the Sea" circa 1959 State of New Jersey Travelogue
more at http://quickfound.net/ The Wildwoods, New Jersey's Atlantic Ocean resort area on the Island of Five Mile Beach. Public domain film from the Prelinger...
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:18:31 -0700
CHEYENNE — The Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The VA Medical Center is nearly 80 years old. The brick complex stands out because of its tile roof and Spanish colonial revival ...
The Idaho Statesman
The Idaho Statesman
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:02:24 -0700
Butch Otter down to the statewide leasing managers pause and promise one thing - that this wonderful example of Dutch Colonial Revival architecture can somehow be preserved. Yes, it is costly to disassemble and relocate a building of this girth, and ...
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 05:41:37 -0700
Visit historic private homes in Vicksburg and Memphis, and enjoy a coffee reception at Mont Helena Manor, a magnificent example of Colonial Revival architecture. You can also tour the Delta region's most important museums, historic homes, and sites ...
New Jersey Herald
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:02:26 -0700
The Lusscroft Manor House, built in 1915, is an example of Colonial Revival architecture. The property was donated to the state of New Jersey in 1931. On the opposite side of Neilson Road and through the stone pillars are the barn buildings ...
U-T San Diego
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:01:38 -0700
Built in the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style, Roosevelt opened in 1922 and is one of San Diego's oldest and most distinctive campuses. Like the nearby San Diego High School, Roosevelt has loyal alums who are fiercely protective of their ...
Press of Atlantic City
Thu, 30 May 2013 18:19:22 -0700
Graced by Colonial Revival architecture, the Madison features 126 suites, marble floors in its quaint lobby and a grand stairway modeled after the one at Philadelphia's Independence Hall. The hotel is being sold by George Levin, a principal of the ...
Contra Costa Times
Mon, 27 May 2013 00:08:06 -0700
Carvin loves driving his Model A truck as well as his Model A Town car around town. He said he has two passions: "One is for Spanish Colonial revival architecture popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s and the other is Model A's. I'm inspired by ...
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