MissPres Architectural Word of the Week: Entablature

This is our fifth MissPres Architectural Word of the Week.  As we move right along through the alphabet, you can check out our past words here.  Have you been keeping an eye out for these elements like I have? Having our building vocabulary improved I think helps us better understand the places we care about and also helps us articulate better arguments for their preservation.  Our photo examples are coming from the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory Database.  Be sure to check out the HRI database for more info on the buildings featured in Architectural Word of the Week

This week’s word is brought to you by the letter E for “Entablature” as defined by Gerald L. Foster’s American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home

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Entablature: (in-ˈta-blə-ˌchu̇r) The entire horizontal span supported by columns comprising of the architrave, the frieze, and the cornice.

Do you have a favorite entablature?  If so please share!  Keep your eyes out for different entablatures this week and stay tuned for the next MissPres Architectural Word of the Week!

Categories: Books, Historic Preservation, Oxford, Schools, Universities/Colleges, Washington

4 replies

  1. It’s not necessarily my favorite one, but I do like this one:

    Bryant Hall, University of Mississippi



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