Georgian Revival, 1885-1920

The Georgian Revival, an updated version of the original Georgian of 150 years earlier, became a distinctive style in its own right. It was larger than the original Georgian in plan and in the scale of its details, with many of its elements exaggerated. Though the large proportions of some of its architectural features were influenced by the Queen Anne style, the Georgian Revival was in reality a reaction against the riotous, chaotic Queen Anne mixture of forms, textures, materials and colors. The Georgian Revival sought to restore visual order in a dignified, sedate and formal expression.

FORM: simple rectangle, usually with three divisions across the front, set apart by pilasters; occasional side porches and often a central, front portico with balustraded flat roof or balcony.

ROOF: medium pitch hip, often with central pediment aligned with portico; sometimes topped with flat roof edged with balustrade; occasional large dormers.

WINDOWS: rectangular with swan a neck pediment, or Palladian with smaller flanking sash common on first floor and over portico, with flat heads on second floor.

DOORS: elliptical fan light transom over door with flanking side lights. TRIM: flat, broad pilasters at corners and intermediate third points, dividing facade into tripartite composition, terminating in pseudo-capitals and broad architrave band; regularly spaced modillions (short, horizontal brackets).