Dogwood cross quoin stone

Dogwood cross quoin

Dogwood cross quoin stone

Title Dogwood cross quoin stone
Subject Crosses–1900-1910; Architecture–United States–1890-1910
Description This gable stone in the form of a cross featuring simple Celtic knotting and an inset dogwood flower is one of ten decorating the facade of a building on the corner of Franklin and Maxwell streets in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. In addition to tying the building to its location the “dogwood city,” the inclusion of the flower with the cross reinforces the Christian use of the dogwood flower as a metaphor for Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection since the cross-like blossoms appear around Easter every year.
Creator Fayetteville, North Carolina, US
Date 1900
Type object
Format physical object: marble cross inset into brick, 4′ x 1’4″
Identifier JW0316-00006
Source Born digital photograph by Jimi Wilson, 2016-05-23
Rights Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-Share Alike (CC BY-SA): This item is fee to use with attribution and provided its reuse is licensed under identical terms. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0