Brick Corbelling

Brick corbelling is a pattern that sets subsequent courses extending out from the planer surface of a wall.  The technique allow the lower courses to support the courses above that jut further out, though typically it is constructed as an aesthetic choice.  Around Capitol Hill, corbelling is typically seen at the tops of row homes, usually with some variation that adds to the decor.

The following picture is an example of dental corbelling on Capitol Hill.

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