Second Empire Row Houses

Row houses were a popular form in urban areas of the eastern U.S. from the 18th century through the Victorian era. They can be found in all the common architectural styles of that period. They range from modest homes for the middle class, like these, to elaborate townhouses for the rich.

The Mansard roof form that turns an Italianate style house into a Second Empire style house comes from France and was typically called a “French roof” during the 19th century – when all things Parisian were in vogue. Second Empire is one of 25 historic architectural styles described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. Understanding the style of a house will help you understand which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.

The 720-page hardcover book is now available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 36% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

Signed copies are available directly from the author on this site.

Your local bookstore can order copies from W.W. Norton.

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