(Sorry, there's no link) Thank you Mary Beth for your information about the house: This house is in Mobile, Alabama - was owned by the Tizzington family for several decades, then sold to the daughter and her hubby, then sold two or three times and is now owned by a family who has a dual residency between here & Dubai. …it still has all the same beautiful, fabric wall paper, and basically is in it's original state…
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Second Empire. 1855-1885. The style is closely related to Italianate, but is always characterized by its mansard roof, named for the 17th-century French architect, François Mansart. The style name refers to France's second empire—the reign of Napoleon III from 1852-1870—during which the mansard roof was in vogue.