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RESIDENCE OF BRYCE J. ALLAN. ESQ. BEVERLY. MASS.
PLAN OF RESIDENCE FOR BRYCE J. ALLAN, ESQ., BEVERLY, MASS.
Guy Lowell, Architect, Boston, Mass. For Exterior View, Reproduced in Color, See Frontispiece in this Volume.
RUINS OF THE PARTHENON, CROWNING THE ACROPOLIS AT ATHENS.
This temple to Pallas Athene (Minerva), the tutelary deity of Athens, embodies the consummation of Greek architectural art. Built about 438 b. c. by Pericles. Ruined in 1687 a. d. by an explosion of gunpowder stored in it by the Turks, during a siege by the Venetians. It is a Greek Doric perlpteros of 8 by 17 columns, on a stylobate of 3 steps, the highest measuring 101 by 228 feet. In the cella stood the famous lvory-and-gold statue of Athene by Phidias.