Lake Park Historic Structures - Glossary
Casement - a window sash that swings open along its entire length, usually on hinges fixed to the side,
Double-Hung Sash - a window with two sashes, one above the other, arranged to slide vertically past each other.
Flanking Windows - window openings along both sides of a door.
Gabled Dormer - a vertical window that projects from a sloping roof, placed in a small gable roof.
Knee Brace - a triangular bracket that supports the eaves (under the roof).
Parapet - a low guarding wall extending about the roof line, a prominent feature on Mission-style homes.
Porte-cochere - a covered carriage porch; doorway large enough for a vehicle to pass through.
Quoin - stone or brick used to reinforce an external corner or edge of a wall.
Rafter Tails - the ends of the roof rafters that are exposed under the eaves.
Sash - fixed or movable framework of a window or door in which panes of glass are set.
Scuppers - small vent holes designed to allow water to drain from the roof, used mainly on Mission-style homes.
Winged Wall - low wall that flanks an entrance or designated area.
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