Pearly Whites

Dentil molding can sure nuff dress up the cornice of a building. Architects have incorporated it into their designs for centuries. For example, dentil molding was carved over the entrance of the tomb of Darius the Great of Persia in 486 B.C. But you don’t have to go to Persia to see great dentil molding.

After almost ninety years, this porch of a house (1923) on Enderly Place is entitled to be a bit snaggletoothed.

Bob Simpson Building (1910, originally First National Bank). This cornice has rows of both large and small dentil molding. Designed by Sanguinet and Staats.

Burk Burnett Building (1914). Again, designed by Sanguinet and Staats.

Ann Waggoner Fine Arts Building (1909) at TWU. And who designed this building? All together now: Sanguinet and Staats.

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