One of the most popular rows for tourists is also one of the best rows. The power of simple motifs repeated down the row creates a sense of harmony, rhythm, and horizontal and vertical movement. No American architectural style achieved so much with such restraint. In most periods, such as classical revival, Richardsonian Romanesque — all great styles, and the post modernism, architects depend on bold statements to say their design is important architecture.
Category: Richardson Romanesque
Flanked by tower of late 19th century Old Post Office,on Pennsylvania Ave, on the left and the early to mid 19th century US Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, on the right.
How the articulation of monumental architecture changes with the architectural taste at the period of design, the intended symbolism of the building, its location, and the social and political attitudes when the project was conceived.
1890’s building, downtown Baltimore. Late Richardsonian Romanesque