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Georgian architecture

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Georgian architecture, 18th-century architectural style in Britain and the British North American colonies. In Britain it refers to the classically formal and elegant style, influenced by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and the English Palladian Inigo Jones, popular during the reigns of the first 3 Georges. In the United States it refers to the style prevailing between 1700 and the Revolution, deriving more from Christopher Wren and the Baroque; Palladian influences entered later. Fine examples are Independence Hall, Philadelphia (1745), and King's Chapel in Boston (1754).

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