THE HOUSE THAT COTTON BUILT by Midge Gurley on Capture Memphis // Isaac Kirtland and Benjamin Babb gave the house its beginnings between 1852 and 1883. But the James Columbus Neely and Barton Lee Mallory families embellished the house and gifted the city this wonderful Italianate mansion. Neely was a Cotton Factor and his son-in-law, Mallory, was in the Cotton Warehousing business.
U.S. Architecture: Where Did American Second Empire Come From?
Second Empire. The style is closely related to Italianate, but is always characterized by its mansard roof, named for the French architect, François Mansart. The style name refers to Frances second empire—the reign of Napoleon III f
Turn of the Century Mansion, This house in part of a several block stretch of Century homes built on Maine Street in Quincy Illinois. The home has a sculptural shape while the roof has tulip wrought iron detailing / Photography by Bo Mackison