Federal Architecture on Saturday Road Trip to Hampden-Sydney College
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Distinctive architecture can enhance fine colleges, buildings and homes. The architecture at Hampden-Sydney College is no exception. While taking a road trip last Saturday, I had the opportunity to enjoy many examples of Federal architecture that adorn the campus. Often called America's first national style, Federal architecture enjoyed its heyday during 1780-1830. According to Jackie Dishner's article on this architectural style in www.frontdoor.com, Federal architecture is known for five key elements: a front facade, columns, windows, steps and brick. For example, curved steps with iron railing leading to the entry and brick are typical components of this style. The University of Virginia also offers some famous examples of this architectural style admired by Thomas Jefferso...