Hyphen (architecture)

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The hyphen connecting the main house (right) to the west end pavilion (left) at Whitehall (Annapolis, Maryland)

In architecture, a hyphen is a connecting link between two larger building elements. It is typically found in Palladian architecture, where the hyphens form connections between a large corps de logis and terminating pavilions.[1]

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  1. ^ Hayward, Mary Ellen; Shivers, Frank R.; Howland, Richard Hubbard (2004). The Architecture of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-8018-7806-3.