This is our last MissPres Architectural Word of the Week for 2012! Whether you are crying tears of sadness or joy you can check out any previous words here. As always our example photographs come from the MDAH Historic Resources Database.
This week’s word is brought to you by the letter Z as defined by Cyril M. Harris’s Dictionary of Architecture and Construction.
ZigZag Molding: ( ˈzig-ˌzag ˈmōl-diŋ) An ornamental molding of continued chevrons
ZigZag Molding is some times identified by the fancy term “dancette”. Our examples are Art Deco, but Zigzag Moldings can sometimes be found in other styles, such as our Romanesque example; the Oxford First Presbyterian Church. Do you have a favorite building in Mississippi that sports ZigZag Molding? If so please share. I know there are other structures out there that sport ZigZag Molding, so have yourself a photo-scavenger hunt and upload your findings to the Preservation in Mississippi Flickr page.