Brick Corbelling

Brick corbelling is a pattern that sets subsequent courses extending out from the planar surface of a wall. The technique allows the lower courses to support the courses above which jut further out, though typically it is constructed for purely aesthetic reasons. Around Capitol Hill, corbelling is typically seen at the tops of row homes, usually with some variation that adds to the décor.

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

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