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!
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 WalkerWindow: An opening in an external wall of a building to admit light and (usually air); usually glazed.
Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture edited by Cyril M. Harris
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. PfisterAs always our examples come from the MDAH Historic Resource Inventory Database.
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