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Famous Doric order buildings

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List of famous buildings in the Doric order movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Doric order buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Doric order structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Doric order buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. Examples include Parthenon and Lincoln Memorial.

This list is a great source for answering the questions, "What are the most famous Doric order buildings?" and "What do Doric order buildings look like?"


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    Albert Dock
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    The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first ...more

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    Athenian Treasury

    The Athenian Treasury at Delphi was constructed by the Athenians to house dedications made by their city and citizens to the sanctuary of Apollo. The entire treasury, including its sculptural decoration, is built of Parian marble; its date of construction is disputed, scholarly opinion ranging from 510 ...more

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    The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is a library and Renaissance building in Venice, northern Italy; it is one of the earliest surviving public manuscript depositories in the country, holding one of the greatest classical texts collections in the world. The library is named after St. Mark, the patron ...more

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    Dome Church Blenduk

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    Dome Church Blenduk
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    Built in the year 1750 and restored in the year 1894 HPA de Wilde Westmas, this church is Dutch inheritance. This heritage church architecture located in Semarang, Indonesia. Occupies area with a chamber and its side is in Greek crucifix form. All of interior design is Dutch characteristic, with ...more

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    The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer of the primary statue ...more

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    Lord Hill's Column

    Lord Hill's Column, outside the Shirehall, is one of the most notable landmarks of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The tallest Doric column in England, standing at 133 ft 6 in, it commemorates Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, with a 17 ft tall statue standing on the top of the column - the ...more

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    Millennium House

    Millennium House is a Grade II listed building in Stockport.more

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    Monument to the Great Fire of London

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    Monument to the Great Fire of London
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    The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a fluted Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, which commemorates the Great Fire of London. It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft tall and ...more

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    New London Bridge

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    Parthenon
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    The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building ...more

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    Penshaw Monument

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    Penshaw Monument
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    Penshaw Monument, officially The Earl of Durham's Monument, is a folly built in 1844 on Penshaw Hill between the districts of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring, within the City of Sunderland, North East England. It is dedicated to John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham and the first Governor of the Province ...more

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    Propylaea
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    A propylaea, propylea or propylaia is any monumental gateway based on the original Propylaea that serves as the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The Brandenburg Gate of Berlin and the Propylaea in Munich are specifically copied from the central portion of the Propylaea.more

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    St Paul's Church, Sheffield

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    St Paul's Church, Sheffield
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    St Paul's Church, Sheffield, was a chapel of ease to Sheffield Parish Church. By 1700, Sheffield's population had reached 5,000, and a second Anglican place of worship was required to house a growing congregation. A site on the southern edge of the town was selected, facing on to Pinstone Lane. A public ...more

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    The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion, is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. From the 7th century until ...more

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    The Temple of Hera is an ancient Doric Greek temple at Olympia, Greece. The Temple of Hera was destroyed by an earthquake in the early 4th century AD and never rebuilt. In modern times, the temple is the location where the torch of the Olympic flame is lit, by focusing the rays of the sun. The temple ...more

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    Temple of the Delians

    TheTemple of the Deliansis a peripteralDoric ordertemple, the largest of three dedicated toApolloon the island ofDelos. It was begun in 478 BC and never completely finished. During their period of independence from Athens, the Delians reassigned the temple to the island of Poros. It is hexastyle, with ...more

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    Temple of Zeus, Olympia
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    The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was an ancient Greek temple in Olympia, Greece, dedicated to the god Zeus. The temple, built between 472 and 456 BC, was the very model of the fully developed classical Greek temple of the Doric order.more

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    Theatre of Marcellus

    The Theatre of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome, Italy, built in the closing years of the Roman Republic. At the theatre, locals and visitors alike were able to watch performances of drama and song. Today its ancient edifice in the rione of Sant'Angelo, Rome, once again provides one of ...more

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    Waterloo Bridge 1817

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    Waterloo Bridge 1817
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    Rennie's Waterloo Bridge was originally to be called the "Strand Bridge" but as Wellington was present at the opening celebrations the name was changed to Waterloo. Rennie was offered a knighthood which he declined. The balustrades and Doric detailing was made in Granite from Aberdeen but the rest of ...more

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