Georgian Revival Architecture

18 Nov
This house was built in the 1920s, but its rectangular shape and the symmetrical arrangement of its windows imitate America’s Georgian Colonial architecture. T. C. Havens House
101 North 39th Street
1900
Architect: F.A. Henninger
Lammont Dupont lab, alongside Memorial, features the sort of modern georgian revival architecture that UD has been employing of late.
Windows of the Albert Hall, Canberra, opened 1928; Georgian Revival Front of the Albert Hall; Georgian Revival Elizabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne
 
By the early 1890s some of the most progressive and influential architects in Britain and America had started to move away from free-ranging eclecticism and to embrace the gentle discipline of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Georgian style. In Britain, Norman Shaw showed the way, followed by Ernest Newton and, by the turn of the century, the great Edwin Lutyens. In the United States, McKim, Mead & White moved on from the bold, picturesque Shingle style on which their early reputation had been established and sought to emulate the gracious architecture of America’s colonial past. By World War I the revived Georgian style was well established and, especially in Britain, it continued to be popular throughout the 1920s and 1930s, often being used for houses, blocks of flats, institutional buildings and commercial structures of modest size. Many of these essays in the Georgian style were regarded with disdain by critics and progressive architects on the grounds that they were mindlessly derivative, retrogressive and dull. It is perhaps reasonable to point out that, while all kinds of architecture are difficult to do well, Georgian has the somewhat negative but not inconsiderable virtue of being difficult to do very badly.
In the decades before World War lithe advent into the architectural profession of a new phenomenon— the university graduate influenced by the teachings of English academics—helped to establish and spread the influence of Inter-War Georgian Revival by making the style synonymous with upper-middle-class concepts of good taste.
While most Georgian Revival buildings are houses and other buildings of essentially domestic scale, the style was also used occasionally for the façades of city office buildings of modest height.
Quoted from:
“A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Austrlian Architecture; Styles and Terms from 1788 to the Present”
RICHARD APPERLY, ROBERT IRVING, PETER REYNOLDS. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SOLOMON MITCHELL.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1995 ISBN 0207 18562 X
Copyright © 1989 by Richard Apperly, Robert Irving and Peter Reynolds.
 
U.S. Domestic Use

(1915-1940)
The American Georgian Colonial style was adapted in the west in Georgian Revival homes which often included high-peaked, or doubled-angled gables, roof dormers, porticos, latticed windows with shutters and pedimented porticos in front of the entryway. Palladian windows or doorways are sometimes seen as well.
Thanks to http://www.sharonkramlich.com/sfinfo/architecture/
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