|1880s - 1940s|
and Roman temples
inspired this style, which first appeared in the U.S. during the Greek
movement from 1820-1830s. These buildings were used for public, institutional,
and religious purposes. Two versions of this type are common to banks:
1) a portico of four or more columns extending across the facade, called prostyle.
2) a recessed entrance fronted by twin columns set between sections of enframed walls that look like thick piers. From 1900-1930s this style was almost exclusively used for banks. Temple Front facades are more commonly called Greek Revival. Most Temple Front structures have these features:
inspired by Greek and Roman temples
large two story pillars
religious buildings; banks (Winona)
Created by Heather Slick. June 6, 1997.