Zaguans?

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Zaguans?

Postby dzineminded » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:47 am

:confused: I was sifting through a magazine and came across a word that was unfamiliar and was unfamiliar to others here in the office. Can anyone give a little background to the definition of zaguan. I looked it up and all I can tell is that is describes a large door that enters into a courtyard. If anyone can help out, please ease my curiousity.
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Re: Zaguans?

Postby LOB » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:27 am

Zaguán in Spanish is a Vestibule or Hall
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Re: Zaguans?

Postby LOB » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:40 am

bit of information here about Zaguan house types in Tucson, arizona
http://southwest.library.arizona.edu/barr/body.1_div.2.html
A bit long but do a page search for Zaguan. There are some illustrations too
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Re: Zaguans?

Postby dzineminded » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:54 pm

I am not contradicting you by any means but I looked it up in spanish dictionaries and we couldnt find a definition. Is it merely an architectural term? If so, is there some kind of history behind where it came from? Thanks.
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