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Tympanum? aren't they triangular? I would have called it simply a medallion located[/] in the tympanum.

I see that shape and style more in federal houses than in greek revival and more often as a niche on the wall or in the center of a ceiling.

edit: it does fill the entire area know as the tympanum, but I have this image of a triangle when I see the word.

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Tympanum? aren't they triangular? I would have called it simply a medallion located[/] in the tympanum.

I see that shape and style more in federal houses than in greek revival and more often as a niche on the wall or in the center of a ceiling.

edit: it does fill the entire area know as the tympanum, but I have this image of a triangle when I see the word.

Doesn't need to be a triangle. Tympanums are also under rounded arches and peaked arches.
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I was bouncing around between all of those. I also thought tympanum was kind of a flat triangular arch. This house was kinda hard to classify.

What would you guys call it?

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I'm thinking Adam colonial, but that style would seem to be too early for your location.

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