One unit of a building consisting of a series of similar units, usually window and door openings.
Balustrade / Baluster
A row of small repeating posts (or balusters) that support a handrail.
A horizontal bank, usually of masonry, extending across the facade and sometimes encircling the building.
A projecting member which supports or appears to support a load, usually at eaves or overhangs.
Divided into parts.
The topmost element of a column or pilaster.
Castle - like elements.
Pertaining to the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.
A row of columns supporting an entablature or series of arches.
An upright member, classically consisting of a base, shaft, and capital. Often carries an entablature, but can be used in isolation.
A bracket in the form of an “S” -shaped scroll, with one end broader than the other.
A small section of masonry supporting a cornice or other features and composed of recessed layers of brick or stone.
The crowning projection at the top of a wall; in classical architecture, the upper projecting section of the entablature, resting on the frieze.
Any projecting ornamental moulding along the top of a building or wall which finishes or crowns it
The most ornate of the three Greek orders (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian). It is characterized by a bell-shaped capital with volutes and acanthus leaves.
A masonry block inscribed with owner and date of construction, located on the facade in upper stories, or at ground level near a corner.
A small square block used in a series in classical cornices.
A window projecting from a pitched roof.
The underside of a roof projecting out over a wall.
Part of a structure between the column capital and roof of a pediment. It comprise the architrave, frieze, and cornice.
The front or principal exterior face of a building
An ornament which terminates the point of a spire or tower.
A panel below the upper molding or cornice of a wall.
The triangular wall at the end of a double-pitched or gabled roof.
A ridged roof with two slopes on either side, the lower slope having the steeper pitch. The gambrel is sometimes flared beyond the front and rear of the house and forms a deep overhang.
The classical order of architecture characterized by a capital with large volutes; less heavy than the Doric and less elaborate than the Corinthian.
The central voussoir of an arch.
Knee-Brace or Knee-Bracket
A bracket (see above) with an open, triangular shape. Often applied to the eaves of bungalows.
The horizontal beam along the top of a wall or window.
An open arched porch attached to a larger structure.
An ornamental bracket under the cornice.
Oriel Tower Window
A tower or bay window hung on an upper story.
A triple opening; the center opening is usually the widest.
A section of wall which rises above the roof as in a false front building.
A prominent projecting subdivision of a larger building.
A triangular section of wall above the cornice. A triangular gable across a portico, door or window; any similar triangular decorative piece over a doorway.
A solid masonry support, often rectangular or square in plan.
A rectangular shaft attached to a wall; often treated like a classical column.
A series of contrasting stones or bricks used to mark the corners of a building.
Masonry cut in large blocks, separated by deep joints, which give texture to the wall surface.
A symbol in relief.
A lighting fixture projecting from a wall surface.
The bottom member on a window or door frame.
Hard, molded and fired clay used for ornamental wall covering, or roof, or floor tile.
The curvilinear openwork shapes of stone or wood creating a pattern within the upper part of a Gothic window; or similar patterns applied to walls or panels.
A horizontal frame above a window or door.
Wedge-shaped stones, which form an arch.