gargoyles, Kensington,Toronto,k-12,k12,and now you know

Architects often used gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. The length of the gargoyle determines how far water is thrown from the wall.

gargoyles, Kensington,Toronto,k-12,k12,and now you know

And now you know…

Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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