False Fronts

Refers to façades extending beyond, especially above, the dimensions of a building with the specific purpose of giving a more imposing appearance; for façades which exceed the height or width of buildings but not with that intention, use "screen façades.".

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Go Historic ID
1738
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false fronts
false front
façades, flying
flying façades
fronts, false
valse voorgevels Dutch
valse voorgevel Dutch
frentes falsos Spanish
frente falso Spanish
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Refers to façades extending beyond, especially above, the dimensions of a building with the specific purpose of giving a more imposing appearance; for façades which exceed the height or width of buildings but not with that intention, use "screen façades."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300002528. The J. Paul Getty Trust.