Federal style architecture

Federal architecture - Federal style


Federal style architecture is an American architectural style that was popular during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, particularly during the Federal period of the United States (1780s to 1820s). It is characterized by its symmetrical and balanced designs, often featuring brick or stone construction, gabled roofs, and classical elements such as columns and pediments. Federal style buildings exhibit a sense of order, restraint, and proportion, drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman architecture. This architectural style can be seen in various types of structures, including homes, government buildings, and churches, and it reflects the early architectural identity of the United States.