Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Also called tread-end or stair bracket
On an open-string stair, the face formed betwen the riser (vertical surface) and the tread (horizontal surface); also, the cut-out or carved decorative element applied to this space.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: How House
- Philip Smith House / College Club House
- Henry Mooney House
- Saturn Club
- Dr. Charles Cary House, 340 Delaware Ave.
- Trible House
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