Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Through-the-cornice dormer

Cornice: A decorative molded projection at the top of a wall, window or construction.

A structure, projecting from a sloping roof usually housing a vertical window that is placed in a small gable.

Found in Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival, Neoclassical, Second Empire styles

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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