Second Empire or Mansard (1870-1885)

This style is primarily distinguished by a mansard roof with steeply sloping sides that rise to a flatter deck above. 

Often very elaborate, the style was also used for one-story cottages, several of which are found in Weston. 

Many details are similar to those of Italianate houses, particularly the use of brackets at the cornice.

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