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Historical Leesburg has Many Architectural Gems

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

Two buildings in Leesburg, for example, embody Romanesque Revival architecture. Identifying features are round arches over windows and entryways--with distinct emphasis around the arches; cavernous entry ways and window openings; and massive stone construction. The facades of these buildings are typically asymmetrical with variable stone and brick construction. Romanesque Revival in America was inspired in part by the medieval European style known as Romanesque, which was popular in Europe durng the 11th and 12th centures as a revival of earlier classical Roman forms. The Romanesque Revival in America is a second distinctive revival of classical Roman architecture.

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