Exterior Cement Coated Keystones and Corners
Keystones are the architectural detail that caps off the top of an arch usually around a circle top window or door. A keystone is designed to be the structural member that bares the weight from above and distributes that load down and around the archway taking the weight off the window or door opening. Historically, keystones are considered a critical structural member in any building because it has created design flexibility and aesthetics. As with many of architectural details today, no longer are they structural but only made to look that way. Corners (or quoins) , again, were designed to serve as a structural stone corner posts but are decorative only.
Our American Series is based on architecture that includes several building styles associated with the colonial period of the United States, including First Period English, French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial and Georgian. These styles encompass houses and buildings of this Early American period dating from 1600 through the 19th century.