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No Anomaly

May 2024
1min read

A caption on page 117 of the article on Georgian architecture in the February issue (“The Best of Georgian”) says that the arched doorway on the second story of a Manhattan bank is an “anomaly.” In fact, the second-floor doorway appears to me to be clearly copied from the Old State House in Boston (1713). It is said to have been functional at least once, when George Washington made a speech from the balcony.

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