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Architectural Style: Federal 1780-1840
After the revolution, this was America's first national style. The symmetry of the Georgian style is retained but the central entries may now have a fanlight with flanking sidelights. The details become lighter, including mouldings, trim and mullions. Semi-circular or rectangular porticos are common. Some have a third level and many have a higher elevation above the ground than earlier styles.

Davenport 1821

Porter 1802

MacIntire 1804

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