Of the Period Revival styles used in non-domestic architecture, the Early Christian/Byzantine is the most frequently seen in church buildings. The Christian basilica form of a great hall—with or without cross wing or transept arm—naturally accommodated the functions of various religious groups, including the LDS Church in Utah.
The more centralized plan of Greek origin forms the basis of some of the state’s Greek Orthodox churches. These buildings are generally of brick and stone masonry with tile roofs. On these church buildings the gable end face the street, with entry into the main hall through a rounded arch opening. Secondary entries in the basilica plans might be located along the lateral sides of the hall and in the transept arm. Exterior decoration relies upon the intrinsic quality of the brick and stone masonry and some cast ornamentation in the form of terra-cotta tiles.
--stone masonry alternating with brick coursing
--low, rounded arch openings
--columns with composite capitals
--decorative terra cotta tilework
--vertical brick courses inserted at regular intervals in the brick bond
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