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The Greek Revival style emerged as the dominant American architectural expression in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. It proved very popular for churches, public and commercial sites, and mansions, as well as humbler domestic and commercial structures, many of which were built as loose variations of ancient pedimented temple designs. Typical examples are placed with their gable ends oriented to the street and are characterized by broad, flat surfaces, low-pitched roofs, classical columns or pilasters, pedimented gables, wide frieze boards, a prominent cornice, and classically inspired doorways. Fenestration commonly utilizes six-over-six double-hung sash.