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An older building may have a plaque added to it, indicating that in some way it is important. The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has plaques on more than 350 historic buildings, bridges, and places.

This is a version of a Classical entablature. From the bottom up, we have an architrave; a frieze (bearing the word CARNEGIE), and a jutting cornice.

Here, a parapet appears above an entablature. The entablature and its columns (or pilasters) together are called an order. The pilaster is a fake column that pretends to be a freestanding support, although it really is part of a wall. The pilaster is terminated by a capital, just like a column would be.

A tablet of stone is set into a wall to carry an inscription or ornamentation.