Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
One of the wedge-shaped blocks forming the curved parts of an arch or vault
The central voussoir, which sets the arch, is the keystone
From Latin "volvare," meaning to turn or roll
Found in Georgian Revival, Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival styles
Gauged arch: An arch of wedge-shaped bricks which have been shaped so the joints radiate from a common center
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: St. Teresa RC Church
- Connecticut Street Armory
- Lafayette High School
- Bemis House
- Hayes Hall
- St. John the Baptist Church
- 916 Delaware Ave.
- 97 Linwood Ave.
- Church of the Good Shepherd