MissPres Word of the Week: Window

In January 2012 Malvaney ask us in the post entitled “When You Absolutely Positively Have to Know What’s a Volute?” to share our favorite definition of a volute.  In that spirit I’ll ask y’all to share a definition of the word “Window” along with your favorite Mississippi window.  If you have a photo looking in or out of that window share it with us on the Miss Pres Flickr page!

Branch Banking House (Bank of Mississippi) Wilkinson County Museum - African American Cultural Center Woodville, Wilkinson County photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 9-4-2012 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

Branch Banking House (Bank of Mississippi) Wilkinson County Museum – African American Cultural Center Woodville, Wilkinson County photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 9-4-2012 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

Window: An opening in a wall or roof to let in light or air usually enclosed by a frame that holds a movable sash or sashes fitted with panes of glass.

American Homes; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture  by Lester Walker

College Hall #3 [Magnolia Annex (#91)] Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena vic., Leflore CountyPhoto by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 3-13-2012 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

College Hall #3 [Magnolia Annex (#91)] Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena vic., Leflore CountyPhoto by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 3-13-2012 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

Window: An opening in an external wall of a building to admit light and (usually air); usually glazed.

SPACE

Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture  edited by Cyril M. Harris

S. J. Dukes Farmstead  Mize vic., Smith County  Photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 11-19-2012 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

S. J. Dukes Farmstead Mize vic., Smith County Photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 11-19-2012 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

Window: May have any or all of the following functions: to permit light, to allow ventilation, and to allow outward vision.

House Construction Details by Nelson L. Burbank and Herbert R. Pfister

Decatur [United] Methodist Church Decatur, Newton County Photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 8-19-2009 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

Decatur [United] Methodist Church Decatur, Newton County Photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH 8-19-2009 MDAH HRI Database accessed 1-24-2013

  As always our examples come from the MDAH Historic Resource Inventory Database.

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Categories: Banks, Churches, Cool Old Places, Decatur, Historic Preservation, Itta Bena, Mize, Universities/Colleges, Woodville

4 replies

  1. Ah, sweet…I am a window lover, and photographer of too many windows to count. I have hung windows on the wall before hanging windows on the wall was cool. I love looking out of windows and looking into windows and sitting in windows, and most especially, having an open window. Thanks for a lovely Friday start!

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    • Great! I am glad you share my love of windows. They are such an important feature that speaks volumes not only for the style and integrity of a structure but also about the builder, the end user, and what was occurring inside the building. There is nothing like an open window on a nice day.

      So I guess your definition of a window would be…

      Something for looking out of and/or looking into, for sitting in, and for having open.

      ?

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  2. If it weren’t for Windows, many folks wouldn’t know how to operate a computer. LOL

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