Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1860's Greek Revival House: My Work Is Done!

Greek Revival A style popular in the first half of the nineteenth century, it favored the Greek version of Classicism over the Roman. This meant eschewing arches in favor of post and lintel, basing forms on the Greek temple, and using the Greek version of the Orders.

Mark Gelernter, A History of American Architecture, 1999



Two weeks ago, I and my co-worker, Michael Lohr, were able to walk away from the 1860's era Greek Revival farm house that we worked on all summer.

Siding was replaced, a new door matching an original was added, several days were spent in a skid steer landscaping the grounds, and paint was applied to the building.




Here is what the house looked like when I started working on the building...




Siding and landscaping completed...



A fresh coat of paint...



reveals a true gem.

2 comments:

  1. It looks great. Were the gutters an add on? Or are they an update of wooden ones?

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  2. Thanks! The gutters were added on after the family sold the property to the government agency I work for. All the old photos of the building show that the family never installed gutters, they probably thought gutters were unnecessary and not worth the money.

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