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July 15 2014


September 29 2013

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I’ve posted this before, but I’m such a sucker for a mansard roof I don’t care.

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September 01 2013

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The Arnett-Fullen House in Boulder, Colorado (by russellb206)

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August 29 2013

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Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905. “Residence of W.C. McMillan.” 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

(via American Gothic: 1905 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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August 20 2013

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Michigan - Wing House - Constructed in 1875 for Jay Chandler 

Photo : Bill Dolak

Text from the historical marker in front of this sexy joint in Coldwater, MI: “This impressive Second Empire-style home with mansard roof was constructed in 1875 for Jay M. Chandler (1850-1884) and his young bride Frances. On this site from 1847-1871 had stood the Parrish flouring mill. Jay, the fourth son of locally prominent Albert Chandler, followed his brothers into the family hardware business. Albert founded the Coldwater Sentinel and served as the city’s first mayor. Jay Chandler sold his home to Lucius Wing in 1882.”

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August 10 2013

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The Joel N. Cornish House is located at 1404 South 10th Street in South Omaha, Nebraska. The 1886 construction is considered an “excellent example of the French Second Empire style.” The house was converted into apartments after the Cornish family moved out in 1911.

via wikipedja

July 04 2013

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A Large Old Mansion on a Hill
I don’t know anything about this old home’s date or name. It has French Second Empire and Italianate architectural influences among whatever else.

I first noticed it in the distance from the courthouse. This is a zoomed in shot from over two city blocks away.

via Connersville, Indiana Homes

July 03 2013

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Another View of the Old Mansion

An early afternoon shot of the mansion from across the street. I meant to get a view with more sun.

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Jacob Henry Mansion
Joliet, IL
View of the right side of the mansion.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - Illinois Gallery

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Jacob Henry Mansion
Joliet, IL
View of the left side of the mansion. This house was built in 1873 by railroad millionaire Jacob Henry. It was awarded an architectural prize at the American Centennial in 1876, and is widely considered to be the most splendid example of the Second Empire style still standing in the state of Illinois.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - Illinois Gallery

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Victorian in Port Townsend, Washington State

June 20 2013

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Little House
Kennebunk, ME 1875
Second Empire
George Little was a Kennebunk native who made his fortune as a wholesale supplier of beef and grain in Indiana. Upon retirement he returned to Kennebunk and built this house. Why he chose to build a house as narrow as an urban row house when he had all the room of a country estate to build on is unknown. The house is still a private residence.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Moody House
Kennebunk, ME 1866
Second Empire
As befitted a gentleman born by the ocean and named Horatio, Captain Horatio Moody was a master mariner who completed many successful trading voyages. This house has some of the symmetry and cornice decoration of an Italianate, but possesses the mansard roof of a Second Empire. Today the house is a funeral parlor.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Croff’s Villa
Rhinebeck, NY 1875
Second Empire
This house was designed by architect Gilbert Croff, who published the design in his book, “Progressive American Architecture”. It was built for William Wager, a prosperous Rhinebeck merchant. The house is still a private residence.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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J. Probst House
Hickory, NC 1883
Second Empire
I know little about this charming cottage beyond the fact that it is now a museum.

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Heck House
Raleigh, NC 1875
Second Empire
Colonel Jonathan Heck made his fortune manufacturing bayonets during the Civil War (for the Union), then after the war moved to Raleigh and went into real estate. This homey yet still elegant Second Empire cottage was one of a trio that he built for sale. All three are still standing, and are still private residences.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Smith House
Providence, RI 1883
Second Empire
This modest house, built by a bank employee with the unassuming name of John Smith, is perhaps more typical of the kind of Second Empire home that the middle class would have built, as opposed to the more elaborate Second Empire houses one typically sees photographed. The house is still a private residence.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Meyers House
Bethlehem, PA 1874
Second Empire
George Meyers was the son-in-law of Francis Weiss, who owned the house next door (see house PA2). Like Weiss, Meyers also made his fortune in the coal business. This house is used today as an apartment building.

via Dave's Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Weiss House
Bethlehem, PA 1870
Second Empire
Francis Weiss was a surveyor, engineer, and businessman who made his fortune in coal mining and railroad construction. Built long and narrow, this house is so large that it now holds five condominium apartments. The Meyers House is next door to this one.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Packer Mansion
Jim Thorpe, PA 1874-81
Second Empire
Asa Packer arrived in the town of Jim Thorpe (then called Mauch Chunk) just as the transition from canals to railroads was taking place. He became wealthy in the railroad business and built this fine house for his son Harry as a wedding present. The original house was wholly Second Empire in style, but in 1881 Harry added the massive grey limestone porch and the slender square tower at the left. Today the house is a bed and breakfast inn.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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