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This style became wildly popular at the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. It was inspired by the mammoth White City of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Its most distinctive feature would be the lavish use of columns, usually Corinthian. Often features a classical pedimented entry with an entablature above the cornice line. Many Neoclassical buildings have windows grouped in twos or threes, with the main floor having semicircular arched windows. An excellent local example would be the Charlotte City Hall and the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, both on East Trade St.