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Second Empire 1860-1885

  • Mansard roof punctuated by classically detailed dormer windows
  • Three-dimensional French high Victorian body with verticality emphasized by pavilions, towers, tall French windows
  • Italianate decorative features
  • Elaborate elements using Roman orders
  • Sculptural work

The Second Empire Baroque style (1860-1880) was of French origin, particularly influenced by the additions to the Louvre in the 1850s by Visconti and Lefuel and the Paris Opera by Charles Garnier. The style was used for public and residential architecture.