Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


Modillion
moh DILL yun

An ornamental bracket or console, usually in the form of a scroll with acanthus, supporting the cornice.

Block modillion: A modillion in the form of a plain block

Classical modillions are usually in the form of a scroll with acanthus leaves; later modillions are sometimes plainer, as in block modillions

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival styles.


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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