I stopped to admire the molding/designs/details (what do you call this?) on some brownstones that I bypass all the time but never really paid attention to, before.  Is this for decorative purposes or something more important, I wonder?


Interesting moldings.


I’ll have to pay attention to the other brownstones in the neighborhood, next time.



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11 Responses

  1. That is such a beautiful and intricate moulding…love the scallop shell. I also wonder how and why that design? Did it mean something special to the builder…fascinating.

    May 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  2. Such beautiful details!

    May 24, 2012 at 5:12 am

  3. ny brownstones are some of the prettiest in the world
    I love the brick

    May 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

  4. Paz, brownstones are just lovely! These moldings are quite nice as well. I believe they have a decorative purpose. Here in Europe, a lot of the moldings include the year the house was built. :)

    May 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    • Bella: How interesting about the moldings in Europe. That is certainly important info to show. So far, I don’t see any dates
      on the houses.


      May 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

  5. You seem to be drawn to decorative moldings and the scallop is distinctive – perhaps the owner collected shells and this was his favorite!

    May 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    • Hi Margaret: Yes, I’m fascinated with the intricate details on the buildings. Yes, perhaps, the owner was a shell collector.
      I like that! :)


      May 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  6. Brownstones architecture are just gorgeous!

    June 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

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