When I was growing up in north Texas we would often take Interstate 30 into Fort Worth. The elevated highway crossed the southern part of downtown and in a questionable urban design move, separated a line of building from the rest of the rest of the central business district. These buildings (all of which were designed by Wyatt Hedrick) included the Texas and Pacific Railroad Passenger StationTexas and Pacific Railroad Warehouse and a U.S. Post Office.

As problematic as it was to have these buildings separated from the rest of the city, one unintended consequence was that as you drove past them you were able to see these buildings from a perspective you normally don't. Certain details that weren't necessarily noticeable from the ground become more prominent when your view becomes elevated. For example, if you look closely at the building's Corinthian columns, you'll notice their capitals contain Texas Longhorn and Hereford cattle.

This was not as it was in ancient Rome, but it provides a great example of how even a codified architectural style can be made local in a way that is both appropriate and compelling.