Greek Revival  (1825 1860)

 

 

This early architectural style found its roots in classical Greece, whose democratic ideals were eagerly embraced by the young American nation.  The basic building structure was symmetrical, with a rectangular floor plan and evenly spaced windows.  The gabled roofline was low pitched.  A primary feature was the cornice line under the roofline eave, which emphasized a very wide band of trim similar to Greek buildings.  Porches were supported by Doric columns.

This is one of the oldest architectural styles in Port Huron, so only a handful of examples survive in the area.  The house at 524 Union Street is the only Greek Revival home in the Olde Town Historic District.