Building Types and Architectural Styles

Image of Historic Train Depot

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) developed standard terminology for building types and architectural styles in Georgia to assist in identifying and documenting historic resources.  Buildings are identified according to their type, which is the overall form of the building, height, and floorplan. The architectural style of a building is the exterior decoration. Building may or may not express a particular architectural style.


Commercial Building Types


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Who to contact:

Stephanie Cherry-Farmer, National Register and Survey Program Manager, 770-389-7843

Christy Atkins, National Register Historian, 770-389-7838

Laura Beth Ingle, Architectural Historian, 770-389-7841