Styles of Architecture ....... Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


1. Inclining; set at a sloping angle

2. A board or molding placed along the sloping sides of a gable to cover the ends of the siding

Examples: raking cornice, raking corbel gable, raking molding, raking arch, raking course, raking coping

Raked molding: same as raking molding. Any molding adjusted at a slant, rake, or ramp.

Raking cornice: A cornice following the slope of a gable, pediment, or roof

Raking course: A course of bricks laid diagonally between face courses of a thick wall to strengthen it.

Raking bond: A method of bricklaying in which the bricks are laid at an angle in the face of the wall, either diagonal bond or herringbone bond.

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

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