Oriels, which were originally features of Gothic architecture, seem to have had their heyday in Hudson in the last quarter of the 19th century. They were elements of the original design in many Victorian houses, especially those built in Queen Anne style, but they were also added to many existing Hudson buildings. We now think of them as elements that "Victorianize" buildings.
Starting from the base of Warren Street, the first example is found at 10 South Front Street. In this case, there is evidence that the building is a very early Hudson building, so the oriel is a Victorian addition.
|10 South Front|
In the 100 block of Warren Street, there are two houses with oriels: 128 and 132. Both houses were built in the 1890s, so it's safe to assume that in each case the oriel was part of the house's original design.
|128 Warren Street|
|132 Warren Street|
In the 200 block of Warren Street, there are three buildings with oriels: 209, 221, and 239, which has two. Take a look at the pictures. Then go out and take a look at the actual buildings. Decide for yourself if each is part of the original building or an element added when the building was Victorianized.
|209 Warren Street|
|221 Warren Street|
|239 Warren Street|