Greek Revival architecture refers to a style that became popular in Europe and North America in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It drew inspiration from the architecture of ancient Greece, particularly the classical temples, and became a prominent architectural movement during the Neoclassical period.
Key features of Greek Revival architecture include:
Greek Revival architecture had a significant influence on the design of government buildings, churches, and mansions during the 19th century, particularly in the United States and Europe. It was associated with democratic ideals and the promotion of classical virtues, making it a popular choice for public buildings and institutions. Notable examples of Greek Revival architecture include the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the British Museum in London.