New England, United States of America

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The Atlantic Northeast region along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. It includes the states of Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The region was named by English explorer, Captain John Smith, in 1614 and was originally colonized by English Puritans. To this day, New England is known for its colonial revival and Georgian architectural styles, which closely evoke the designs that were popular in England during the time period in which British colonizers were developing infrastructure in North America.

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"Josiah Dennis House, Dennis, Massachusetts, built 1735, Georgian colonial" by Thomas Kelley is licensed under CC BY-SA.