These windows in and around my neighborhood caught my eye so I photographed them and then tried to find out something about them.
A dormer is a structural element of a building that protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface. Dormers are used, either in original construction or as later additions, to create usable space in the roof of a building by adding headroom and usually also by enabling addition of windows.
Often conflated with the term 'dormer', a dormer window is a window set into the dormer. Like skylights, dormer windows are a source of light and ventilation for top floors, but unlike skylights (which are flush with the roof surface) they also increase the amount of headroom in the room and allow for more usable space.
The arched window structure in the center of three windows seems to have a square window pane behind. The decorative header of the dormer seems to have been originally created.
Double semi-circular arched windows with rounded mouldings.
This window is from Flushing Town Hall which was and is an historically significant building, a NYC landmark, built in 1862.It's also on the National Register of Historic Places. It opened officially in 1864, the second year of the Civil War, and was designed in the early Romanesque Revival style of its time. The building was used, variously, as a mustering site for Union soldiers, a bank, jail, grand ballroom, a public assembly hall, a setting for light opera and traveling theatrical productions, and to house civic offices.
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