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Parget

Plasterwork, especially in raised ornamental figures on walls.

Pediment

In classical architecture, a triangular space that forms the gable of a low-pitched roof usually filled with relief sculpture.

Pier

A vertical structural support such as the wall between two openings; a vertical member that supports the end of an arch or lintel, or an auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall.

Pilaster

An upright architectural member that is rectangular in plan and is structurally a pier but architecturally treated as a column. It usually projects a third of its width or less from the wall.

Portico

In classical architecture, a colonnade or covered ambulatory often at the entrance of a building.

Renaissance Revival

An architectural style introduced to the United States in the mid-19th century, and derived from the classically ordered architecture and sculptural ornamentation of ancient Rome. It is characterized by its use of pediments, entablatures, volutes, and finials.

Roman Corinthian

Combination of Ionic and Corinthian orders.

Rondos

A painted or sculpted circular surface or roundel with inlay.

Rotunda

A round building; especially one covered by a dome.

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