• Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Dormer Windows

    Dormer windows on the Ovid Butler House (1306 N Park Avenue) Dormer Windows. A dormer window is a window that projects out from a sloping roof, vertically placed, featuring its own structure with sides and...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Window Sash

    Window Sashes on 1060 Virginia Avenue, Fountain Square Window Sash. You might have heard the term “sash” used in reference to windows, but were you unsure exactly what the term indicated? Have no fear –...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Mystery on Holmes

    How apropos that this mysterious domicile should stand on a street name that evokes everyone’s favorite Victorian sleuth. Not sure Sherlock himself would have gotten to the bottom of this one, though. Ever pass a...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: House of Five Gables

    This almost evokes days of playing with legos…before you knew how to appropriately assemble anything. Also reminiscent of a giant feng shui inspired fountain, with multiple levels of water falls. Or from the other view...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Bay Window

    Bay Window. The bay window is a favorite feature of mine on historic buildings. A bay window is a set of windows that project out from the primary wall of the structure, creating an alcove...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Ginormous on Jefferson

      What is going on here? -Window openings have been altered with a scale too small for the size of the home -Windows have been removed and/or covered– note there is no rhyme, reason or...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Bad Prospect

    While in the Fountain Square area, I came across this polyglot.   By all appearances this was a turn of the century house at one time.  The porch does not exist anymore, and by the...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Muntin

    Steel windows with muntins, Virginia Avenue State Bank building, 630 Virginia Avenue Muntin. I was recently asked about this architectural term and figured it would be a great one to feature for today’s Building Language....

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Casement Windows

    Casement Windows.A casement window is a window opened on hinges either on its side, top, or bottom. Those casement windows with hinges on the top are known as awning windows, while those with hinges on...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Poor Doors…

    Chanced upon this little gem north of Fall Creek . You can surely still tell that this poor doorway is confused and has been altered from its original incarnation. Other than that… If you are...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Ribbon Windows

    Ribbon Windows. The horizontal placement of three or more windows consecutively, separated only by mullions, is referred to as ribbon windows. This should not be confused with a monitor or clerestory windows, which act as a...

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