Slide 3: The Greek Revival

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The emerging discipline of archaeology distinguished the Grecian from the Roman, and white became the dominant color choice of Greek Revival style in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, echoing the sun-bleached temples of ancient Greece. The trim might also be white or a subtly different stone or parchment color. Shutters were often green, a color that was long thought to be restful (George Washington called it “grateful to the eye”), but the palette was – temporarily – less colorful. 


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