American Architectural History - Greek Revival

Greek Revival - Residential

Captain Littlefield House

Newport, RI

John Ladd, 1836


The Captain Littlefield House is located at on Historic Hill in Newport, Rhode Island. It's neighbors are other Greek Revival structures, but have are done in a simpler tone. It is an especially exuberant version of the Greek Revival style, it exemplifies such characteristics as:

  • gable facing street with full pediment

  • large front porch columns, with an unusual Egyptian motif

    • this style is often seen both with and without front columns