The Georgian Revival Architectural Style

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Georgian Revival architectural style
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Keith Scribner founded and serves as principal of Scribner Investment Companies, www.Scribco.com, in Spokane, Washington. A business management and real estate professional with more than three decades of experience, Keith Scribner and his wife Leilani Scribner have spent their spare time renovating commercial buildings and working on restoration of a 1910 Georgian Revival home, which overlooks Spokane.

The Georgian Revival architectural style developed in the early 1900s, and it continued as a popular choice for residential buildings until the middle of the century. Inspired by classical and early Georgian or Colonial styles, the designs emphasized classical facades and featured elaborate entrances. The door was designated the center of focus, complete with an ornate entablature above.

Within many Georgian Revival homes, the symmetry of earlier styles is maintained. The central entrance opens to a main hall and stairway, windows are in line both vertically and horizontally, and gabled roofs are centered or evenly spaced. The revival style combines old-fashioned decorative touches with modern comfort.

As the middle of the 19th century approached, the style became more modest, and the traditional details were modernized; Corinthian pillars became basic beams and doorways were simplified, but the recognizable symmetry remained.

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Wishing Star Foundation’s Send a Friend a Goat Fundraiser

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Wishing Star Foundation
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A business management professional with more than 30 years of experience, Keith Scribner is the founder of Scribner Investment Companies, www.Scribco.com, a commercial real estate business in Spokane, Washington. Keith Scribner and his wife Leilani Scribner are involved with numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Wishing Star Foundation.

The Wishing Star Foundation was developed by a Spokane couple in 1983 as a way to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. One of the foundation’s many fundraising initiatives is Send a Friend a Goat.

This lighthearted, donation-based campaign has taken place each spring since its inception in 2005. The fundraiser incorporates about 50 volunteers, who spend the designated day delivering goats around the city. Volunteers bring a baby goat to a friend or family member, as specified by the donator. To make the goat go away, after cuddles are given and photos are taken, the recipient can make a donation.

Those who want to avoid having a goat sent to them can purchase “goat insurance” as a flat-rate donation. In past years, Send a Friend a Goat has raised more than $25,000.