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By Robert Kent Sutton

Takes an incisive examine America's westward circulate, targeting the unfold of significant Revival structure around the US with its cultivation in Oregon through the 1850s. Sutton attracts from a wide selection of documentary and visible assets: diaries and early architectural trend books to present fabric, cultural literature and a wealth of exceptional images.

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But the forms and distribution of Roman and Greek buildings which remain are in general inapplicable to the objects and uses of our public buildings. Our religion requires churches wholly different from the temples. . 2: Bank of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe, 1800. Courtesy Independence National Historical Park. Shortly after his arrival in Philadelphia, Latrobe used his engineering skills to establish a new city water system. His scheme diverted water from the Schuylkill River into a reservoir, then distributed the water by gravity flow throughout the city.

The new capitol building was completed after many long and trying years. Congress had authorized the new building in 1792, while the capital was located in Philadelphia, and instructed President George Washington to appoint a commission to solicit plans. The committee selected the design submitted by Dr. William Thornton, and it hired another architect, Stephen Hallet, to supervise construction. None of the principals - the legislative and executive branches and the architects - had any concept of the magnitude of this project.

Andrews Episcopal Church - now St. George's Greek Orthodox Church - and Franklin Institute - now the Atwater-Kent Museum - in the 1820s. He then turned to other design vocabularies, such as the Egyptian Revival, for his other work. Haviland was a fine architect; however, he made another equally important contribution to Greek Revival architecture by publishing the first American pattern book on the style. 33 A number of other fine architects contributed their creativity to the development of the Greek Revival style as well.

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