Welcome to the 24th edition of the History and Home Link Party ~ so glad you’re here today! You’ve landed in the midst of “Windows Week” here on We Call It Junkin, where we’re looking at the history behind some types of windows, what to do with junk windows, and more.
Yesterday we covered many kinds of windows, some that went as far back as the Egyptians…well, the architectural forms that led to them did, anyway. Today I’m sharing three buildings we’ve toured here on WCIJ that have windows we featured yesterday.
The Caldwell Boylston House
On a very hot August day, we walked around this lovely historic home at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion complex. Were you as hot and misty as I was? No? I’m glad! The front door of this stately home has a more traditional form of a transom window than the one I showed yesterday. Also, the door is flanked by sidelights, something we didn’t cover yesterday, did we?
Oh, yellow, black, and white is just my favorite color scheme for a home’s exterior. To see more of this home, including its carriage house, read Caldwell-Boylston House.
Greek Orthodox Church
In December we visited this church, built in recent years, but with very old traditions. It has clerestory windows in its dome, letting in a great deal of light. The iconography in this church is just mind-boggling.
To see more of this amazing place, read Tour a New Church With an Olde Tradition.
Robert Mills House
Another historic house here in my state capitol, which is open for tours, is sporting a window we covered yesterday – the fan light. And what a gorgeous fan light it is! This is also flanked by sidelights.
To see more, read Robert Mills House and Garden.
Tune in later this week, when we’ll be looking at an antebellum plantation that used smart design in fenestration to keep the house cool, and ways to use salvaged windows.
If you missed it yesterday, here’s Fun with Fenestration!