These Mysterious Home Features Used To Serve A Purpose Centuries Ago

Why There Are Windows Above The Front Door

Have you ever wondered why some doors include windows above the frame? These are transom windows, horizontal windows built to let in light.

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Before electricity became common, transom windows were installed to illuminate the entryway.Transom windows are still popular today. Unlike newer designs, older transom windows could open to ventilate the home. Now that air conditioners are common, most transom windows don’t open. If yours do, they may be leftover from a previous generation.

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