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The two-story porch is a popular feature of Tidewater houses, but the tall pillars give this home a Neoclassical air.
Built in 1890, this home in Lexington, South Carolina has Neoclassical features.

Built in 1890, this home in Lexington, South Carolina has Neoclassical features. It also has characteristics of the Tidewater style.

Photo © James Pryor Jr./The Lexington Flower Company
Designed for hot, wet climates, Tidewater homes have extensive porches (or "galleries") on both stories. Neoclassical homes are inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. They often have porches with columns rising the full height of the building.

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