Time for another 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? While only some of our images this week are from the MDAH HRI database, all the buildings featured have entries in the database. So if you want to learn more you can head on over to the HRI database and look them up!
This week’s word is brought to you by the letter M for “Mushroom Capital” as defined by Edward Allen’s Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods
Mushroom Capital: (ˈməsh-ˌrüm, ˈka-pə-təl) A flaring, conical head on a concrete column
Our examples this week are all in the new formalist style. Can any MissPresers out there think of another style that has used Mushroom Capitals? Mushrooms are no longer just for cooking or for fairies to live under. Keep your eyes out for a Mushroom Capital(s) this week and stay tuned for the next MissPres Architectural Word of the Week!