Greek Revival


: a style of architecture in the first half of the 19th century marked by the use or imitation of Greek orders
: a style of decoration (as of furniture) using or imitating the decorative motifs of ancient Greece

Examples of Greek Revival in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the help of more than 100 donors, the nonprofit put $2.2 million into the restoration of the Greek Revival home known as the Shrewsbury-Windle House. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 4 Apr. 2024 On the ground floor of Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, a Greek Revival mansion in the park where the commander of British forces in Hong Kong once lived, is LockCha, a tranquil teahouse with dark wood accents and elegant grooved panels. Tiffany May, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Mar. 2024 The 1834 Greek Revival townhome, part of a preserved row, played a role in the neighborhood’s bohemian past. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 22 Nov. 2023 The Greek Revival Home features a large front porch and private dining for candlelight dinners. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2024 Boath House, built in 1827 by Archibald Simpson for Captain James Dunbar, is one of Scotland's finest Greek Revival villas—and the perfect home for a pagan house party. Sarah Wood, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2024 The public library, with its towering white columns, is a masterpiece of the Greek Revival style. Jenna Russell Matt Cosby, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 The White House Inn Just a short walk off Main Street is The White House Inn, housed in a 19th-century Classic Greek Revival home built by salvage expert George Bowne. Linnea Bailey, Travel + Leisure, 10 Jan. 2024 He was drawn to the apartment’s bones (and the building itself, an 1834 Greek Revival on a quiet, perfect street). Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 22 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Greek Revival was in 1918

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“Greek Revival.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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