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Dome

A large hemispherical roof or ceiling.

Doric

The oldest and simplest Greek architectural order.

Drum

The cylindrical base on which a dome rests.

Eaves

The lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall.

Entablature

The upper section of the classical order consisting of three horizontal elements ─cornice, frieze, and architrave.

Façade

The front of a building; any face of a building given special architectural treatment.

Federal Style

Architectural style popular in the United States between 1780 and 1830. An interpretation of Ancient Roman architecture fashionable after the unearthing of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The American eagle was a common symbol used in this style, with the ellipse a frequent architectural motif.

Fleur-de-lis

A conventionalized iris in artistic design and heraldry.

Frieze

A sculptured or richly ornamented band, as on a building or piece of furniture.

Fresco

The art of painting on freshly spread moist lime plaster with water-based pigments.

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California State Capitol Museum
10th and L Streets
State Capitol
Room B-27
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-0333
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Weekdays 7:30 am - 6 pm
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