Wilmington Design Standards for Historic Districts and Landmarks

6 5 4 3 2 1 Standards for Building Changes Design Standards WILMINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS 59 7 Windows re fl ect the architectural styles and the age of a building. They also indicate changes in technology. Most of the windows in the historic districts are double hung although casement types, sometimes with metal frames, are a feature of the Revival architecture in the Carolina Heights/Winoca Terrace District. Early windows were made by hand with smaller panes and thicker glass. By the end of the 19th century, windows were mass produced and technological advances allowed for the production of larger panes. Leaded stained glass and other forms of ornamental glass became popular. Original windows are among the character de fi ning elements of a building. The historic districts have a broadly diverse selection of exterior doors which tend to re fl ect the style of the building. Greek Revival doors, whether paired or single, are frequently divided into two or more panels with side lights and overhead transoms , whereas Italianate doors are often set within arched openings with elaborate enframements and sometimes incorporate large glass panels. Some Colonial Revival houses have paneled doors which re fl ect the house style while many of the more modest Classical Revival houses have top panels of beveled glass . Craftsman houses tend to have single doors with fi xed multi-paned top panels. Original doors, like windows, are important features and valuable resources. DeRosset House Windows 23 South 2nd Street Source: City of Wilmington 1 4 2 6 5 3 Muntin Sash Sill 1 2 3 Apron 4 Mullion Casing 5 6 Light or Pane 7 7 Basic Window Terms Source: City of Wilmington 3.2 Windows and Doors