Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Chevron / Zigzag
A zigzag molding
Chevron: A decorative motif (pattern) resembling an inverted V, similar to the stripes worn by noncommissioned officers.
Zigzag molding: An ornamental molding running of continued chevrons
Used by the Egyptians.
French: "chevron" = rafter. Used in Norman architecture, and so called from a pair of rafters, which give this form
Commonly found in Romanesque and Art Deco styles
Norman style illustration: A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, by Sir Banister-Fletcher, New York, 1950
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above:Buffalo Psychiatric Center Administration Building
- Kensington High School
- Buffalo City Hall
- Saints Peter & Paul RC Church, Hamburg, N.Y.
- Walden-Myer Mausoleum, Forest Lawn Cemetery
- St. Joseph's RC Cathedral
- Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island Stained glass shape