The drainage pipe connecting with the house drain at a point about 5 feet outside the building and leading to the sewer or other place of disposal.
The part cut out of one member so as to receive another. See the housing of the stair step into the wall string on Plate 59.
The top member of a wall, pier, etc., from which springs an arch. It may be the capital of a pier or just a moulding on a wall.
To cut into, as letters incised or carved into stone.
The clear space between columns.
The name applied to the lower or inside curving line of an arch.
The inside vertical face of a door or window frame.
The framing timbers which are the direct support of a floor.
The center top stone of an arch.
The ornamental drip moulding over an arch.
A high narrow window pointed like a lance at the top.
The small structure projecting above a dome or roof for light or ventilation.
A small building against the side of another and having a roof sloping away from the larger structure.
The horizontal structural member supporting the wall over an opening.
An entrance hall or waiting room.
A hall within a building but open on one side, this side being usually supported by a colonnade.
A short timber for supporting the projecting cornice. See the box cornice of Plate 55.
A ventilating window covered by sloping slats to exclude rain.
A hipped roof having two slopes similar to the gambrel roof of Plate 24.
The shelf and other ornamental work around a fireplace.
An ornamental surface built up of small pieces of various hard woods to form a pattern. Inlaid work.
A round or elliptical raised surface, usually for ornamental purposes.
The horizontal rails of window frames that fit together when the window is closed. See Plate 50.
That part of the frieze between the triglyphs of the Doric Order. See Plates 64, 65, and 66.
A low secondary story contained in a high story.
The finished wood work, machined and partly assembled at the mill.
A Turkish turret with balconies.
A beveled surface cut on the ends of mouldings, etc., that they may member at points where they change direction.
An ornamental bracket supporting a cornice. See Plate 70.
An accepted division for measuring proportions of the Orders of Architecture. It is taken as one-half of the base diameter of the column. See page 105 and Plate 70.
The large vertical division of a window opening. In grouped windows it is the member that separates the sash of each unit.
The small members that divide the glass in a window frame.
The rectangular blocks supporting the cornice of the Mutular Doric Order. See Plate 65.
A hall or lobby at the entrance cf a church.
The main or central portion of a church auditorium.
The middle member of a simple column capital. See Plate 63.
The post where the handrail of a stair starts or changes direction.
A recess in a wall; often to accommodate a piece of statuary.
A reverse or letter S curve. Applied also to mouldings of this section.
A projecting upper story window. A small bay.
The direction of facing of a building.
A study of ancient inscriptions and writings.
A piece of wood framed about by other pieces. It may be raised above or sunk below the face of the framing pieces.
That part of a wall projecting above a roof.
The strip in a double hung window frame that keeps the upper and lower sash apart. See Plate 49.
The thirty equal divisions into which the module is divided for convenience. See page 105 and Plate 70.
A division wall common to two adjacent pieces of property.
Usually applied to ornamental hanging parts of a Gothic vaulted ceiling.
The structure at the upper corners of a square building which rounds the building at the top preparatory to receiving a round dome. They may be in the form of brackets or arches.
A lean-to or roof sloping one way only.
A means of measuring quantities of rubble stone. A perch contains 16 1/2 cubic feet.
A rectangular masonry support either freestanding or built into a wall.
When an attached pier becomes very high in proportion to its width, it is called a pilaster.
Wood or concrete posts driven down into soft earth to provide a safe footing for heavy loads. See Plate 39.