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    Seeing the lovely Victorian on Staten Island brought Second Empire Architecture in Southern Ontario to mind. The houses are usually brick, built in the best parts of town and surrounded by sumptuous gardens. The roofs are always in the Mansard style, gently sloping on top with a swift vertical drop at the edge. I hope you enjoy the examples below.




    Glanmore, a massive home built in 1882, note the iron cresting on Mansard roof, a typical Second Empire feature.

    Across the road from Glanmore, not as grand, but note the arched dormer, mansard roof with iron work.

    My favorite is in Paris, Ontario; a lovely little town on the Grand River.

    Nighttime photo of the Paris, Ontario house.

    A really nice example in Simcoe, Ontario

    Mallorytown, Ontario. Note the tower.

    Another tower, this time in Simcoe, Ontario

    Waterdown, Ontario

    A rare example of row houses in the style.

    The style done entirely in wood in Sault Ste. Marie
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    Ooh, some of these are really pretty. Almost Victorian.

    I liked this one too.


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    I do,too,Bee! The ones with no landscaping look a bit lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    Ooh, some of these are really pretty. Almost Victorian.

    I liked this one too.

    I've actually been in that house. A family friend knows the owner's. It's beautiful on the inside, too.

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