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Buffalo has an unusually large collection of what I call Power Porches. These are the large monumentally scaled temple like porches often associated with power and wealth. They take their cues from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Jefferson made this type of architecture popular in the US with his design of the Virginia Capital building in Richmond (recently renovated with spectacular results) Here is a small sample of Buffalo's residential Power Porches. These are the precursor porches to the much less tasteful McMansion Porches of many of our lovely contemporary subdivisions. Enjoy


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Interesting. Some of the porches don't look so great to me (like the 4th one), but many look alright. These houses and porches remind me more of southern cities, like maybe a wealthy area of Richmond or Atlanta or some place that thrived 200 years ago.

This is one thing you won't see in Wilmington. Our rich neighborhoods are in the Colonial or Old English style.
 
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