COLONIAL REVIVAL STYLE ARCHITECTURE
The Colonial Revival style emerged following the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 as a romanticized look toward the past. It was re-popularized at the Sesquicentennial Exhibition in 1926 with greater attention to historical precedents, becoming a uniquely American style. It remains the style of choice for many builders and home buyers. Interpretations have varied over time demonstrating the adaptability of the style to buildings from the simplest post-WWII houses to complex industrial complexes and shopping centers. Levels of detail can similarly range from the plain austerity of the Puritans to elaborately ornamented concoctions of the late Victorian period, with widely divergent attention to historical accuracy. Characteristic elements include gabled roofs, multi-paned double-hung windows with exterior blinds and the ubiquitous center-hall plan.
COLONIAL REVIVAL STYLE MOULDINGS
Colonial Revival Style Moulding very closely resemble and sometimes copy the forms of the traditional Colonial style. Shapes include the ogee, bead and quirk, fillets, coves, and quarter rounds.