Modern Peachtree Door Entryway
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English Art Nouveau Transom
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Modern Pella Entryway
Modern Peachtree Door Entryway
Elliptical Transom with Sidelights
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Julianne's Transom
Stained Glass Transom Windows
Transom windows in churches date from the early Gothic period as casement openings were glassed in. In the 18th century in America, it became popular to reduce the height of doors and replace the top area with a fixed window to light the hallway. Transom windows, fanlights and sidelights became important features in Colonial Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival and Neoclassical period construction. Fanlights are semi elliptical or semicircular transom windows that have glazing bars radiating out like a fan. A sidelight is simply a framed area of fixed glass next to a window or door opening. When Louis Tiffany popularized opalescent glass in the late 1800's, many builders incorporated more color into front entryway designs. This period saw very complex and ornate stained glass transoms with the Tiffany Studios leading both the technical and artistic evolution of stained glass construction.
From the 1940ís, as mass subdivision building swept across America, only more expensive homes had elegant entryways. In recent years, factory made transom/sidelight door units have made traditional entrances more affordable. Quality builders have always looked for ways to make their construction unique. An entryway with a stained or beveled glass transom and sidelights can certainly create a stunning first impression and add lasting beauty to any home. Interior transoms are again becoming popular as people seek ways to add color and a create a unique look inside their home. In our mobile society, many people want transoms and stained glass window panels that they can take with them when they move.
Other Examples of Transom Windows:
Rectangular Transom with Sidelights
Semicircular Transom with Sidelights
Elliptical Transom with Sidelights
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The word "transom" is probably a corruption of the Latin word transtrum denoting a transverse beam connecting the sides of a boat together. In architectural terms, a transom is the horizontal beam framed across a window opening separating a window from a door below.
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