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Colonial Revival



Colonial Revival


The Colonial Revival style became popular in the late nineteenth century. It draws its inspiration from Georgian Colonial architecture. Buildings of this type have strictly symmetrical facades and are usually rectangular in plan with no or minimum projections. Eaves have classical detailing. Windows are usually double-hung sash except when Palladian windows are used for accent. The first house of this type appeared in Newport, Rhode Island in 1885-86. C. C. Hook brought Colonial Revivalism to Charlotte in the 1890's. His oldest Colonial Revival style house is the Gautier-Gilchrist House on East Park Avenue in Dilworth.