Georgian (1725-1780)

The term “Georgian” refers to houses built during the reigns of several King Georges in England. Although it can be applied to any Colonial house built between about 1725 and 1780, the term Georgian is generally used to describe the more elaborate versions.

Georgian houses generally have some combination of the following features:
  • Corner quoins (blocks of wood at the corners designed to look like stone)
  • Dentils at the cornice line
  • Extensive interior decoration and paneling
  • Gambrel roof
  • Heavy pediment over the central door
  • High hipped roof
  • Palladian windows
  • Square floor plan with 4 rooms on each floor and a central hallway
Golden Ball Tavern
543 Boston Post Road