recessed column

recessed column

A round column set into a recessed space that serves as a niche; primarily in a church.
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The existing speakers--black boxes that had been mounted against the upper walls--were replaced with partially recessed column speakers that blend with the dark wood of the wainscoting and are designed to increase speech intelligibility.
Strong, classical columns depict each of the three millenniums, with the two recessed columns representing our collective past.