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    Cyburbian Big Owl's avatar
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    Illustrated examples of architecture elements

    Does anyone know of a website that would have illustrations that depict Architectural elements like windows and doors, bulkheads, masonry piers, transoms, cornice lines, window hoods, awnings, canopies, and other similar details?

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    Are you looking for simply representative elements, or are you looking for a guide to styles?
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    I use this site some times - http://ah.bfn.org/a/DCTNRY/vocab.html Its mostly historical buildings from Buffalo, NY.

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    Available from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
    on their website:

    Architectural Style Guide with photo examples
    Federal
    Greek Revival
    Early Gothic Revival
    Italianate
    High Victorian Gothic
    Second Empire
    Queen Anne
    Romanesque Revival
    Neo-Classical Revival
    Prairie
    Bungalow/Craftsman/Four Square
    Twentieth Century Revivals
    Art Deco/Art Moderne
    International

    http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/styles.html

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    Quote Originally posted by Big Owl
    Does anyone know of a website that would have illustrations that depict Architectural elements like windows and doors, bulkheads, masonry piers, transoms, cornice lines, window hoods, awnings, canopies, and other similar details?
    Illinois Main Street has a great illustration:

    http://www.illinoishistory.gov/mains...dg_anatomy.pdf

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    Try an illustrated/picture dictionary.

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