Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Also called stringcourse
A molding or projecting course running horizontally along the face of a building
Course: a continuous row or layer of stones, tile, brick, shingles, etc., in a wall
Emphasizes the junction between floors.
Water table: A projecting stringcourse, molding, or ledge placed so as to divert rainwater from a building.
Found in Renaissance, Federal, Georgian Revival, Italianate, Italian Renaissance Revival, Colonial Revival, Beaux Arts Classical, Second Empire, styles
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Lafayette High School
- Martin House
- 3 Chapin Parkway
- Hotel Touraine
- Charles W. Goodyear House
- Dorsheimer House and Robert Adam House
- Bennett Apts.
- Federal Court Building - Greek key used as course
- Saturn Club
- Jefferson Avenue Shul