Palladio believed that creation is ordered by mathematics. All of the Universe can be described through mathematics. Earth is the center of the Universe. Humans are in the center of this Universe. Spaces in which they live must be describable in mathematical proportions. Most notable characteristics of Palladioís work are classic temple fronts, symmetry (ABA or ABCBA, etc.), the use of pillars and pilasters, and the Palladian window.
Palladian influenced buildings in the Boston area include the Longfellow House (1760) on Brattle Street (Cambridge), Christ Church (Cambridge), Kings Chapel (1749), all designed by Peter Harrison, Old State House (1711), Fanueil Hall (1723 and expanded by Bullfinch a generation later), the State Capital (Bullfinch, 1792), and the Athenaeum (1830ís, a copy of Palladioís Palazzi di Sepo Porto). Second generation plantations throughout the South are also highly influenced by Palladio, including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.