Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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A pseudo-balcony; a small window balcony
A balconet -- or guard rail -- fronting windows, prevented people from falling through deep sashes and provided a light and stylish miniature balcony.
Found in derivatives of Classical Greek and Roman architecture, including Beaux Arts Classicism,, , ..... Federal, Georgian Revival, , ..... Greek Revival, , ..... Neoclassicism, , ..... , ..... Renaissance Revival, , ..... Second Empire, , ..... Second Empire
1. A platform that projects from the wall of a building and is surrounded by a railing, balustrade, or parapet.
2. A gallery that projects over the main floor in a theater or an auditorium
Examples from Buffalo:
- Illustration above: Grover Cleveland High School
- One Niagara Square
- Birge Mansion
- Lafayette High School
- Lafayette Hotel
- Charles W. Goodyear House
- Charles W. Goodyear House (second balconet)
- Campanile Apts.
- The Midway, 475 Delaware Ave.