Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
A small tower that is part of a building, usually round and corbeled from a corner
Sometimes octagonal in shape.
Sometimes rises above the roof line to create an extra storey
Sometimes contains a staircase
Turrets arose in the medieval period in castles and churches, usually for stairs or as watch towers, in which case they could also be called "échaugettes"
Common in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Romanesque styles
Examples from Buffalo architecture
- Illustration above: Buffalo Psychiatric Center Administration Building/ Richardson-Olmsted Complex
- Buffalo Cremation Co. Bldg., 901 Delavan Ave.
- St. Francis Xavier RC Church
- Buffalo Psychiatric Center Administration Building Example #2
- Connecticut Street Armory
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