Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Also called a trim block
A square, relatively flat block of wood, often decoratively carved, placed at the upper corners on each side of the wood framing around a door
Bull's eye design sometimes found in Federal and Greek Revival styles where lintels are plain, a simple central panel and corner blocks being the only embellishment.
Foliate corner blocks are often found in Victorian interiors.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above - Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard A. Foster House Victorian flower
- Buffalo Athletic Club Bull's eye
- Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard A. Foster House Leaf design
- Coit House Federal bull's eye corner block
- Hull House Federal bull's eye corner block
- Photo: Acanthus corner block