George Bouton built NEALA with stone collected from one of the farms spring-fed streams. The stone rises still from the stream, fractured as if ready for todays mason. Bouton elected to build in the Greek Revival style that became popular after the War of 1812 as the rejection of all things English while embracing the democratic ideals of Ancient Greece. The stone walls at NEALA are 18 thick rising two stories and capped by a low-hipped roof. The deep front portico is classic Greek Revival with tetra style fluted Doric columns. Anecdotally it is believed the entire decade was required to complete construction. As the manor rose, the Italianate style of architecture began to emerge and, typical of later Greek Revivals, took flower at NEALA i
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