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? This week’s word is a classical architecture staple, and there are lots of examples in the MDAH Historic Resources Database. It was hard to limit the number of examples but the ones I picked were some of my favorites.
This week’s word is brought to you by the letter P for “Pilaster” as defined by Lester Walker’s American Homes (which now has a cool companion film to the book! Click the link to check it out.)
Pilaster: (pi-ˈlas-tər ) A flat vertical support usually used as decoration.
Do you have a favorite Mississippi building with Pilasters? If so please share it with us! Be on the look out this week for Pilaster(s) and all our past MissPres AWotW.