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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.

Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO in winter 2013.

The Villa Turicum Blog: The Last Days of 1000 Lake Shore Drive, 1952.

The Last Days of 1000 Lake Shore Drive

Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO in winter 2013.

Victorian Houses

Victorian house

Vaille Mansion- Independence, Missouri The lady of the house committed suicide in the upstairs bathroom by electrocution. She dropped her hair dryer in the bath intentionally. I was told this on a tour.

Fremont, Ohio Second Empire

Not all mansard houses were spread out; many were designed to fit narrow lots while keeping their hallmark rooflines and towers. This 1870s house in Rhinebeck, New York, has traditional Second Empire features, with distinctive window ornaments and lintels.

The Mania for Mansard Roofs - Old-House Online

This House.

This House Was Purchased for $1

A Chicago winter night. I grew up seeing the snow on the Water Tower. I miss lunch at The Walnut Room then looking at Marshall Fields' windows. Wish I could go back!

Crystal Palace, #Madrid

If Old houses could talk, I would sit and listen to their stories...

Cliff House, 1907 Haunted? YES.

Marshall Field & Company

"Frozen Light" St. Joseph Northpier Lighthouse, St. Joseph, Michigan by Michigan Nut, via Flickr

New York City

Victorian London

That is f'n crazy.

On top of the Duomo, Milano - October 2010

LOVE Second Empire Houses

The Theodore Sheldon Mansion in Red Wing, MN as it was originally built in 1876