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At the southwest corner of the house, there is an unusual rectangular second floor window, different from the other windows of the house. But why is it different? Architect Greg Kil offers three possible scenarios. First, since it is a secondary elevation and side window, it might have been considered unnecessary for it to match the front windows. Second, it could be a result of the interior design of the room. The room below the one the window is associated with has a fireplace in it whose stack continues up to the second floor. This created an alcove or niche which the window spans. Third and last, the window could have been added at a later date as a way to access the roof of the lower first story addition, although the roof there never seems to have been utilized as a deck. What do you think?
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This Tour has been sponsored by Wellfield Botanic Gardens, located at 1011 North Main Street, Elkhart, IN.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Elkhart's Beardsley Tour (Blue Tour)