Is the arcade-like entry of this historic building an important character-defining
LOOK + IDENTIFY
You can see how the opening dominates the visual character because of
its size, shape, location, materials, and craftsmanship. Its relation
to the generous staircase places a strong emphasis on the principal entry.
WHAT IF THE OPENING IS ALTERED?
Enclosing this entry with glass--for example--would
materially and visually change the character of the building.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Preserve character-defining openings, such as entrances, doors and windows, in the process of rehabilitating a historic building for a continuing or new use!