Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Queen post

One of the two vertical supports in a queen-post truss

Queen-post truss (queen truss): A roof truss having two vertical posts between the rafters and the tie beam; the upper ends of the vertical posts are connected by a straining piece (such as a tie rod or cable)

Found in Gothic Revival, Queen Anne styles

See also:
King post


Examples from Buffalo architecture:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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