Stone Lintels

Stone lintels are long sections of stone that are used above void spaces, such as windows and doors, to support the construction above.  Stone lintels are used throughout Capitol Hill, often with a different texture than the brickwork around them to provide an aesthetic contrast.

The stone lintels are heavy and large and required additional manual labor to get up into place but were quicker and easier from the perspective of building and assembly as compared to the jack, segmented, and semicircle arches.

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Click here to go to the list of all items on Capitol Hill Historic Masonry. 

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