Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Quoins
koinz, kwoinz
Also called Coin

The dressed stones at the corners of buildings

Usually laid so their faces are alternately large and small

In the Renaissance, the quoins were rusticated (as are the quoins in the above illustration)

French: "coin" = corner

Found on corners of buildings, doors, windows.

A feature of Gibbs surrounds

Found in
Renaissance, Federal, Georgian Revival, Italianate, Italian Renaissance Revival, Colonial Revival, Beaux Arts Classical, Second Empire, styles


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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