Buff or light gray bricks were an inexpensive alternative to limestone when a light-colored building in the Italian Renaissance Revival style was desired, although rarely used on a structure on the scale of the Greek Embassy. The proportions of the entire building, including the small-scale decorative details executed in limestone in conjunction with the broken surface treatment occasioned by the bricks, resulted in a rather uninspired building, albeit on a prominent site.
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