A porte-cochère (/
Portes-cochère, which are for vehicle passage, are often confused with porticos, columned porches or entries for human traffic.
The porte-cochère was a feature of many late 18th- and 19th-century mansions and public buildings. A well-known example is at Buckingham Palace in London. A portico at the White House in Washington, D.C. is often confused with a porte-cochère, where a raised vehicle ramp gives an architectural portico the functionality of the latter.
Today porte-cochères are found at both elaborate private homes and such public buildings as churches, hotels, health facilities, and schools. Portes-cochère differ from carports in that the vehicles are passing through for passengers to board or exit rather than being parked.
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