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Architectural Feature Name
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Architectural Feature Name

Architectural Feature Name

(OP)
I'm looking for the name of a feature on a cut stone wall. It is a horizontal decorative band, located below the roof line, that projects beyond the face of the wall. It may be a foot or so deep and maybe project out a foot. It shows as a horizontal decorative band around the building. Any help appreciated. Thanks

Dik

RE: Architectural Feature Name

entablature comes to mind, but I think what you're looking for is a piece of that. Possibly a cornice?

RE: Architectural Feature Name

Would this be similar to precast or brick banding that you would see in a masonry wall? Something similar to what NCMA 5-2A discusses?

RE: Architectural Feature Name

(OP)

Quote (entablature comes to mind, but I think what you're looking for is a piece of that. Possibly a cornice?)


The entablature consists of the architrave, frieze and cornice... what I'm looking for is the term similar to architrave but without supporing columns.

Quote (Something similar to what NCMA 5-2A discusses)


sort of like a band, but projects beyond the face of the wall.

Dik

RE: Architectural Feature Name

Would it be a midline (midline banding)?

RE: Architectural Feature Name

(OP)
It looks like midline band would describe it... thanks. That's the term I will use.




Dik

RE: Architectural Feature Name

dik:

The proper term is a string course. I've never herd of nor seen the term midline band before and it's not in any of our architectural dictionaries.

Regards,

DB

RE: Architectural Feature Name

(OP)

Quote (The proper term is a string course.)


Thanks DB... I've not heard either term before and I've done a lot of masonry restoration. Checked the term on Wiki and it's good. Again, thanks.

Dik

RE: Architectural Feature Name

In the forensic world, where those architectural details are often problematic, we call them feature bands.

RE: Architectural Feature Name

(OP)
Thanks, Ron... I used to have a *.pdf file with several stonework structures in 3D that had labels on nearly all components... buried somewhere on my computer; I could not locate it. I've not heard of any of the above terms. String course seems to be the one I will use in future, if it ever comes up again... already sent my comments on using the term 'midline band'. Feature band seems more descriptive than technical.

Dik

RE: Architectural Feature Name

"A dentil is a small block used as a repeating ornament in the bedmould of a cornice. Dentils are found in ancient Greek and Roman architecture, and also in later styles such as Neoclassical, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire, and Beaux-Arts architecture." Wikipedia

Lookup dentils originally stone now may be terra cotta or wood.

RE: Architectural Feature Name

No one is going to know what you are talking about if you use some fancy name they have to look up in Wikipedia. Call it a 'projecting band'. Everybody knows what that means.

BA

RE: Architectural Feature Name

(OP)
Thanks BART... I'm of the old school... if I come across a term I'm unfamiliar with... I try to look it up. If someone is curious about a term, they might do the same.

Dik

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