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.