Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
A supporting wood or stone beam across the top of an opening, such as that of a window or door or fireplace
Found on almost all types of architecture. Essential element in post-and-lintel support system.
See also splayed lintel
See also: architrave
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Hull House - Splayed Lintel
- Sheet metal lintel - John Fougeron House
- Huntley House
- Williams-Pratt House
- Jewett M. Richmond House
- Brick lintel - Engine #15 Fire Station
- Mount St. Joseph's School
- Multi-section lintel - 172 Linwood Ave.
- Multi-section stone (marble) lintel - Pomeroy House