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Helpful Building Terms
Bow - A curved projection formed by at least five windows joined at obtuse angles.
Beauvoir -(sounds like - Bow-va-wa) (French for "Beautiful View" or "Beautiful to look at") The last home of Jefferson Davis, located on the beach in Biloxi, MS.
Clerestory - An outside wall of a room or building that rises above an adjoining roof and contains windows.
Dentil - One of a series of small projecting rectangular blocks forming a molding under an overhang, most common in Colonial Style homes.
Dog Trot - A house style with a porch through the center of the house used in the "old days" to help cool the rooms on either side using cross ventalation.
Dormer - A structure projecting from a roof, containing a window.
(looks like a small dog house)