Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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An ornamental bracket or console, usually in the form of a scroll with acanthus, supporting the cornice.
An ornate corbel underneath a cornice and supporting it.
Block modillion: A modillion in the form of a plain block
Classical modillions are usually in the form of a scroll with acanthus leaves; later modillions are sometimes plainer, as in block modillions
Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival styles.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Left illustration above: Otto Building Scroll modillions
- Right illustration above: Williams-Butler House Block modillions
- 678 Main Street Block modillions
- Fairfield Library
- Seymour H. Knox Mansion
- 591 Delaware Ave.
- 176 Windsor Ave.
- Coatsworth House
- The Forman-Cabana House
- Knox House
- Potter Building Block modillions
- Sattler Theatre Block modillions
- Buffalo Savings Bank / M&T Block modillions