What is porch?

  • (noun): A structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance.


A porch (from Old French porche, from Latin porticus ‘colonnade,’ from porta ‘passage’) is external to the walls of the main building proper, but may be enclosed by screen, latticework, broad windows, or other light frame walls extending from the main structure.

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Some articles on porch:

Porch - India
... In the Hindu temple the mandapa is a porch-like structure through the gopuram (ornate gateway) and leading to the temple ...
Porch Collapse
... Porch collapse or balcony collapse is a phenomenon typically associated with older multi-storey apartment buildings that have wooden porch extensions on the front or rear of the building ... Overoccupancy can result from guests filling a porch at a party, from people seeking cooler breezes during a heat wave, or from people filling a porch while seeking shelter from the rain ... soil subsidence under the porch foundation, rust of nails and fasteners, and not being built to specifications required by modern day building codes ...
Clover Hill Tavern - Physical Description
... The south facade is four-bays with a full-length porch ... The porch is supported on brick foundation piers ... The wood shingle roofs cover both the porch and building ...
St John The Baptist's Church, Tunstall - Architecture - Exterior
... roof, north and south aisles, and a two-storey south porch ... have embattled parapets, as does the porch ... Above the door of the porch is a niche with a sundial plate and above that a small one-light window ...
Chancellor's Residence (University Of Pittsburgh) - Architecture
... at the time an architectural problem of including a porch that Pittsburghers wanted, but preventing the porch from obscuring the facade toward the street ... of this house worked around this problem by placing the porch to the side of the house, balanced by a porte-cochere ... designed by Landmark Design Associates later enclosed the porch at the Chancellor's Residence ...

Famous quotes containing the word porch:

    I press not to the quire, nor dare I greet
    The holy place with my unhallowed feet;
    My unwashed Muse pollutes not things divine,
    Nor mingles her profaner notes with thine;
    Here humbly at the porch she listening stays,
    And with glad ears sucks in thy sacred lays.
    Thomas Carew (1589–1639)

    She hears, upon that water without sound,
    A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
    Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
    It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Drab Habitation of Whom?
    Tabernacle or Tomb—
    Or Dome of Worm—
    Or Porch of Gnome—
    Or some Elf’s Catacomb?
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)