One of the five classical orders, characterized by capitals with spiral elements called "volutes," a fasciated entablature, continuous frieze, dentils in its cornice, and by its elegant detailing.
Anyone that has been around the building industry knows there is a whole lingo that can be a little hard for the layperson to follow. Terms such as 'furring' and 'fire blocking' may make perfect sense to the architect or contractor but to the average person or someone new to the industry, their meanings are not so clear. Also, by assciating various terms with a building, one who is learning about the building / architecture, can better understand the term and it's use.
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