The Neoclassical style uses Greek and Roman classical motifs, especially the orders (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Composite, and Tuscan), in a more conservative manner than do buildings of Beaux Arts style classicism. Neoclassical buildings are symmetrical, monumental forms with facades highlighted by colonnades or large pedimented porticos that are integral to the design of the building. Banks, courthouses, post offices, and churches from the early decades of this century were often designed in this style.
--raised basement story
--uninterrupted cornice and /or pedimented porticos
--smooth ashlar finish on masonry buildings
--terra cotta details