Neoclassical Places

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Willow Shade
Gore, Virginia, USA

Built in 1858, this was the childhood home of Willa Cather from 1874 to 1883. It appears in the final chapters of her last novel, *Sapphira and the Slave Girl*.

White HouseWhite House
Washington, USA

The White House in Washington DC is the official residence of the President of the United States, an international symbol of the American presidency, and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Begun in 1792, the stately Neoclassical mansion contains 132 rooms including the famous Oval Office.

West Facade

The west facade, facing outward to the street, features attached Corinthian columns grouped in pairs, between each of which are three semi-circular arched niches over pediments on consoles. The facade is surmounted by a parapet with blind balusters.

University of Virginia RotundaUniversity of Virginia Rotunda
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, the Rotunda was designed by Thomas Jefferson to house the library of the University of Virginia.

The Presidents' Church
Washington, USA

Dubbed the "Presidents' Church," this historic Episcopal church is located next to the White House. Since 1816 every president has attended a service here, including Obama on Inauguration Da

Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty
New York, USA

Given to the United States by the people of France in 1886, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World is an internationally recognized symbol of freedom and democracy.

St. Paul's CathedralSt. Paul's Cathedral
London, England, UK

This grand Neoclassical cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675 after its predecessor burned down in the Great Fire of London. The site of many important wedding and funerals over the centuries, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most popular attractions in Britain.

St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral

Known affectionately as "The Pro," this is the unofficial Catholic cathedral of Dublin. It was built in 1825 in a Neoclassical style.

St. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Petersburg, Russia

This gigantic Neoclassical cathedral was built 1818-58 under the direction of Tsar Alexander I. In Soviet times, it was turned into a museum of atheism and a Foucault pendulum was installed in place o

Smith TowerSmith Tower
Seattle, Washington, USA

Completed in 1914 with a height of 462 feet, this Seattle skyscraper built by New York architects was the tallest building in the west for decades.

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
Fatima, Portugal

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Some 4 million people visit each year, drawn by visions of the Virgin Mary reported by shepherd children in 1917.

Sheldonian TheatreSheldonian Theatre
Oxford, England, UK

RCHM 2. Built in 1664-69 at the cost of Archbishop Seldon to the designs of Wren.