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a pediment, as over a doorway or window, having its raking cornice interrupted at the crown or apex.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The door is framed in wood with a curved,
which features an urn.
The garden façade features a pedimented central bay, central entry within an elaborate
The wood door surround has a pair of engaged pilasters supporting a scrolled
The fourth story windows at the mansard roof level are narrower sashes crowned by
The north end of the jail block is gabled, with a simple
There is a door with a
and dentil work on both the raked and the horizontal cornice under the gallery.
The main entrance is comprised of a wood panel door, a metal screen door, and a decorative door surround with
The roof is a
with seven modillions on the cornice.
On the interior above the doorway is a
with large consoles.
The opening is framed by a
and fluted pilasters with applied medallions.
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