…. pillar, usually having a base and a capital, and primarily for the support of superincumbent weight, a column." Saratoga Springs, NY (USA)
The anatomy of a column, top to bottom: Cornice, Frieze, Acrchitrave, Capital, Astragal, Shaft and Base which is not shown.
Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.6, 1/1000sec, ISO 100, 200mm.
This column is at entrance to the United States Post Office Building in Saratoga Springs NY. Built in 1910 in the Classic Revival architectural style, designed by James Tayor Knox then the Architect for the Treasury Department. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989
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