Greek Revival (Antebellum), Early National, Romantic Homes

 A symbol of power and democracy, Greek Revival architecture embodies structural design dating back to 432 BC. With powerful and massive columns this style demonstrated wealth and power up and down the Eastern Seaboard and into the Depp South. Typical Southern Greek Revival architecture included "Pizzas" or elevated front porches which were added as a way to "escape" from the southern heat. Most true Greek Revival homes hid window behind the columns to provide the desired look of a temple. Most structures were also painted white to stimulate a marble stone appearance. 

Antebellum Style Stair Case Design