Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Also called vergeboard or gableboard
A board, often ornately carved or pierced, fixed to the projecting edge of a gable roof
Commonly found in Gothic Revival architecture (1830-1860), Queen Anne architecture (1880-1910), and Tudor Revival architecture (early 20th century).
In Eastlake and Queen Anne styles, carved vergeboards sometimes include scroll-sawn cutouts, bull's eyes, beaded spindles, turned spindles, sunbursts, or (drop) pendants.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Tudor Revival - Jewett M. Richmond House
- Eastlake - A. Simson House, 56 North Pearl Street
- Stick style - Franklin W. Caulkins House
- Gothic Revival - Richard Hatch House
- Stick style - 167 Park Street
- Stick style - Foster House, 3 St. John's Place
- Tudor Revival - 167 Louvaine Dr., Kenmore
- Tudor Revival - 43 Nottingham Ter.
- Stick style - Albert J. Wright House / Beau Fleuve
- Stick style - 90 Bryant St. - Example 1
- Stick style - 90 Bryant St. - Example 2
- Stick style - 90 Bryant St. - Example 3
- Tudor Revival - 57 Nottingham Terr.
- 24 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY c. 1855, built for Dexter R. Jerauld; was the Niagara Club from 1904 to 1996
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