This is our second MissPres Architectural Word of the Week. If you missed out on our first post, this series was spawned by Malvaney’s post about architectural dictionaries. I thought it would be fun to have a bi-weekly post that features a different architectural word that relates to a building here in Mississippi. I hope to have the definition along with a photograph of a Mississippi structure as a visual example. I am hoping that I can utilize the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory Database for all the example images that will be used in this series. This is our second word of the week and I think it makes sense to go alphabetically.
This week’s word is brought to you by the letter B as defined by John C. Poppeliers’s What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture.
Bracket: (ˈbra-kət) A supporting element under eaves, shelves or other overhangs, often more decorative than functional.
Keep you eyes out for Brackets this week and stay tuned for the next MissPres Architectural Word of the Week!