Architectural Influences in Northumberland County:
The Double Portico of Palladio Interpreted by the Hardings and Other Families in the Greek Revival Style, by Dana Hall MA, Art and Architectural History
A surprising number of historic houses in Northumberland County survive with impressive classical double porticos. This paper discusses the origins of the classical double portico in the work of the Renaissance Italian architect Palladio and early examples of Palladio’s influence on American architecture of the eighteenth century. To read the full article, click here – Greek Revival Double Porticos.
Wheatland Cloverdale Springfield
Belle Isle, Palladio, and Carter’s Grove: A formidable connection, by Dana Hall MA, Art and Architectural History
From the Governor’s Palace, Kingsmill, Cleve, Carter’s Grove, and Belle Isle, a formidable connection can be made linking Palladio and English classicism, including its Palladian Revival style, to fine Virginia Architecture in the 18th century. This paper examines the legacy of Virginia’s Carter, Burwell and Griffin families that is exemplified by their extensive building programs and their shared enthusiasm for classic design. To read the full article, click here – Belle Isle, Palladio, and Carter’s Grove.