City Beautiful Architecture

Revival Style Buildings

Following the styles seen at the 1893 Columbia World Exposition in Chicago and then later encountered in Europe during World War I, American designers revived Old World aesthetics through architecture in the early 20th century. These designs primarily found their way into the domestic home, as well as into commercial and institutional architecture. While Classical and Renaissance styles were common at the turn of the 20th century, the 1920s saw an increase in variety of Revival styles. For information on the images below, download the sources here.

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  • Old Post Office, Palestine, photo from 1991 Hardy, Heck, Moore survey.