Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


 A small turret or spire on a roof or buttress.

In Gothic architecture, a small turret-like termination on the top of buttresses, parapets, or elsewhere

Often ornamented with bunches of foliage called crockets

Found in
Gothic, Gothic Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, styles

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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