472 Starkweather

11 Oct

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Built in 1892 by George Peterhaus. This is an example of the architect style called “Second Empire” At the time of this photo this home had just sold to new owners and is now seeing new updates.

One Response to “472 Starkweather”

  1. Mark Oppat January 10, 2017 at 8:01 PM #

    This home features what is most commonly called a “Mansard” roof. The idea came from France where homes were taxed at one time by the number of floors. By “hiding” the second floor behind a “roof” it was not considered a taxable space apparently.

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