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word of the week: TURRET

2010 August 23
by Caroline Nye Stevens

Ransom Cable House

TURRET: a small tower forming a part of a larger structure. Originally turrets were used as parts of military fortifications and palaces for defensive purposes but have since taken on more decorative uses.

St. Joseph's

Compare the classical turret on the Ransom Cable House with the space-age turrets decorating St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Catholic Church. (Note: some argue that turrets can not extend to the ground. This definition would mean that these are towers projecting from the church not turrets).

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