This type of portico was common in the style of architecture of this time period.
An example of a portico is a covered outdoor sitting area on the front of a house.
nounpl. -·coes· or -·cos·
Origin of porticoItalian from Classical Latin porticus: see porch
nounpl. por·ti·coes, or por·ti·cos
Origin of porticoItalian from Latin porticus from porta gate ; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural porticos or porticoes)