You don't have to venture outside of Oregon to find several stunning examples of architecture that date back hundreds of years to Rome and Greece. Often referred to as the "seat of Western civilization," Greece was one of the first recorded cultures to create the disipline and study of architecure. The Roman architect Vitruvius wrote about architecture in the fifth century B.C. In his The Ten Books on Architecure, Vitruius outlined the basic elements of Greek and Roman architecture and included an explanation of the "orders."

excerpt from
"Examples of Classical architecture
evident in Northeast Portland"
by Alice Cotton

(Alice goes on to explain the decorative elements found in Classical architecture with examples of Classical buildings in Oregon. She can list such buildings in the areas of your publication or home if you wish.)

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Written up in the Hollywood Star

April 2002