Richardsonian Romanesque
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Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Richardsonian Romanesque: Syrian arch

H. H. Richardson

His arches are frequently not truly Romanesque but Syrian, an early Christian form which springs from ground level rather than from a supporting pedestal.

- Virginia and Lee McAlester, A Field Guide to American Houses.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, page 302


Examples from Buffalo:
Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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