Popular in America from 1895 to 1950, stately Neoclassical house plans recall the architectural traditions of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance period…
Beaux Arts Style Neoclassical Architecture: This Southern mansion is a good example of a Neoclassical building constructed in the Beaux Arts style. Beaux Arts, which is French for "fine arts," started at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where many American architects studied. Like Neoclassical architecture, Beaux Arts buildings were built with symmetry, formal elegance & classic Greek & Roman designs in mind. The style is characterized by its massive size, stone exterior & lavish decor.
Neoclassical. 1895-1950. The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 featured a classical theme, sparking a renewed interest in Greek and Roman architecture. The style is closely related to Colonial Revival, as both look back on a time in American architecture when classical forms dominated.