Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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A small lookout tower (usually square) on the roof of a house
Commonly found on Italianate Octagon, Second Empire, Greek Revival styles
The term cupola is a broader term that encompasses "belvedere"
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: 1375 Delaware Ave.
- 433 Franklin Street
- 487 Franklin Street
- 547 Franklin Street
- 841 Delaware Avenue
- John G. Brendel Building
- Octagon House
- Hoag Lumber Co.