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Example Linabury House (c.1880)
Formerly On The Site Of 39 S. Main St.


Mansard, from Paris, France, with a unique roof line with a double pitch which allowed for more living space on the top floor. These roofs had dormer windows in a variety of styles often giving a monumental look.

The Second Empire name came from the reign of Napoleon III, 1852-70 because of the major building he undertook. The style depended on the picturesque, asymmetrical, ornate & monumental, often using the mansard roof. Example, right, 91 N. Main St.

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