Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


The central stone, sometimes carved, in the curve of an arch or vault; the central voussoir of an arch

Found in Romanesque Revival, Renaissance Revival, Georgian Revival, Second Empire styles

See also Venetian Keystones, Venice, Italy

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

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