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F 1J _ Iff u (,[()K(,IAN a 40 Mt. Pleasant Mansion. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1761. Philadelphia Georgian— the most elaborate in the colonies. Notable features are high basement, central pavilion, window heads, and roof balustrade. Fieldstone and brick are stuccoed to resemble elaborate smooth 41 Dr. Upton Scott House. Annapolis, Maryland. 17621765. Attributed to William Buckland, a carpenter-architect noted for his masterly woodwork trim. Window sash is later. stone. 23 24 RESIDENTIAL— GEORGIAN mm Ford House.

1790-1820 Federal "TN Baltimore, as in the other cities, merchants occupy the highest social position; the ship captains are just below," observed a traveler in 1800. " But if dar- in I and shipbuilders with the Federalist party attitude. looked So As before to it is the — principally —were War in work and to need a with, less use for deco- economize on labor and The American architecture was clear: and quality to all classes townhouses in eastern port cities, artisans' goal for to bring comfort, dignity, — in dwellings in identified new grid-plan towns, farmhouses in the hinterlands, cottages on the conservative in moving frontier.

18 Dr. Upton Scott House, Annapolis, Maryland; 1762-1765 (see 41, p. 23). cated system of proportions, and reasoned princi- Plan ples of design are introduced (circa 1735-1760), assimilated Regional differences are diminished in impor- Determined by principles of formal comhouse plan evolves to a compact and approximately square shape. The four rooms on the main floor two front and two back are of about equal size and flank a central stair hall that extends through the depth of the house [47]. (circa tance.

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