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The first installment in a series, Cockshutt, head of the Survey and Planning Branch, looks chronologically at changing architectural style and building techniques within the state. The earliest period between the 18th- and early 19th-century, builders relied heavily on wood and later brick. Structures were solid and well-crafted by skilled workmen from the state's abundant resources.
Part II in the series explores examples of early buildings exhibiting specific styles popular between the 1600s and early 1800s. The three styles highlighted are Medieval European, Georgian, and Federal.
Part III of V in the series discusses the popularity Greek Revival within the state. Greek Revival was preferred throughout the country and peaked in the state between the 1830s and 1840s. The style affected design of both interiors and exteriors and some of the hallmarks were columns and larger broader rooms anchored by a central hall feature.