UPPER FACADES: ORNAMENT & WINDOWS
As described earlier, the upper facades have distinctive proportions, rhythms and patterns which contribute to the historic integrity of the Main Street Historic District. Window openings—especially the shape of the arch (flat, segmental, or half-round)—and brick, cast metal, stone or wood window hoods are significant elements. Some upper facades in Stoughton have projecting oriel windows or corner towers which are embellished with patterned sheathing, like pressed metal siding or fancy cut shingles, and decorative windows with colored or patterned glass. Ornamental cornices and pediments top many of Stoughton’s historic buildings. Pilaster piers at the sides, embellished with stone or terra cotta capitals, enframe the whole.