Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

(LAW jee a; LAHJ ee a)

1. An arcaded or colonnaded structure, open on one or more sides, sometimes with an upper story

2. An arcaded or colonnaded porch or gallery attached to a larger structure

Found especially in Italian Renaissance style

Differs from an arcade, which is a covered walk.

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2007 Chuck LaChiusa
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