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Famous Greek Revival buildings

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List of famous buildings in the Greek Revival movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Greek Revival 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 Greek Revival structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Greek Revival buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. List items include British Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and many additional items as well.

This list is a great source for answering the questions, "What are the most famous Greek Revival buildings?" and "What do Greek Revival buildings look like?"
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    16 Altamont Terrace

    16 Altamont Terrace is a historic home in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, United States. Built circa 1851, it is an example of Greek Revival architecture, with an Ionic portico above a stone foundation and cast iron balconies. The house served as the Allegany County hospital from 1889 to 1890. The building was converted into apartments in about 1905. 16 Altamont Terrace was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975....  more
    • City/Town: Maryland, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1851
    • Style: Greek Revival
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    170-176 John Street Building

    170-176 John Street is a commercial building erected in 1840 facing Burling Slip along the East River in lower Manhattan, New York City. It is one of possibly two surviving granite Greek Revival buildings in New York. It was originally known as the Hickson W. Field building; later, it was used as a ship chandlery and known as the Baker, Carver & Morrell Building. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places....  more
    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1840
    • Style: Greek Revival
  • The 1841 Goshen Courthouse is located along Main Street in the center of Goshen, New York, the seat of Orange County, New York, USA. It was designed by popular local architect Thornton Niven in a Greek Revival style, meant to be a twin of the one he had already built in Newburgh, which at that time shared seat duties with the larger city. It was used as a courthouse until 1970, when the recently constructed Orange County Government Center made more space available. It was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is also a contributing property to the Church Park Historic District. Today it houses the archives of the Orange County Genealogical Society....  more
    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1841
    • Style: Greek Revival, Victorian architecture
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    5th District Appellate Court

    The 5th District Appellate Court is located in Mount Vernon, Illinois, an incorporated town in Jefferson County. The building was originally constructed for the southern division of the Illinois Supreme Court, which was created by the 1848 Illinois constitution. Construction on the Greek Revival building began in 1854. Illinois' 1870 constitution established appellate courts, and this building then shared space with the fourth district until 1897 when all supreme court sessions moved to Springfield. The building presently houses the 5th District Appellate Court. This building has been on the National Register of Historic Places since July 2, 1973. It is one of two sites on the National...  more
    • City/Town: Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA
    • Style: Greek Revival