Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Bay window

The window of a protruded bay

The windowed bay, rising from the ground for one or more stories


A bay window
rises from the ground for one or more stories; an oriel window is supported from below with a corbel or bracket. Oriel windows are always sited on upper floors.

Bow window: curved bay window

Introduced in Gothic domestic architecture and found in almost all styles afterwards

Examples from Buffalo architecture

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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