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Meaning of Renaissance Revival

Ren'aissance Reviv"al

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  1. a mid-Victorian architectural style adapting the classical forms of 15th- and 16th-century Italian architecture, especially palace architecture, usually characterized by blocklike massing, with refined classicized decorative detail around regularly organized windows.
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