Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Label molding

A square-arched dripstone or hoodmold; extends horizontally across the top of an opening and returns vertically downward for a short distance

Label stop: The termination of a hoodmold (arched dripstone) in which the lower ends are turned away from the opening horizontally

Cf., Water table

Found in Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival styles

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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