MANSARD/SECOND EMPIRE STYLE
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.