Willand Toussaint House, 1881, Second Empire-stick Style hybrid
SLOW LIFE X PARIS
S’inspirer des vibrations du vieux Paris, rien de tel pour alimenter l’imagination et faire briller sa créativité 🥰
Bienvenue à la Galerie Véro-Dodat, petit passage couvert niché entre le Palais-Royal et les Halles, inscrite au titre de monument historique. À l’époque les parisiens allaient flâner dans les dernières boutiques à la mode. Son architecture élégante ornée de peintures et les devantures anciennes de ses échoppes continuent de fasciner ✨
Crédit photo @louarnnbycyrielle
Hot steamy night alone I wait for you...Cold brittle morning alone and I cry for you...And when you finally call...You cloak your moves in the shadows...Those days and nights I was good to you...They must not have meant very much to you...The night I needed you the most...My cries fell on deaf ears...And I'm running so hard to find it...And I'm running so fast...And I'm telling you now to leave me, our romance cannot last...And if someday I need to see you...I'll come back from the past...I'll come back and find you, I'll never leave you now... -- Running ▶️ Information Society (*Music in my IG Story 😊✌🏽🎧🎶)
Is it just me or does anyone else get worried when they see contractor/construction company signs in front of an old house?
Dr. Amory House // 1869 // Second Empire
Grands appartements de Napoléon III au Louvre. Surchargés de dorures, de stucs, de bronzes et de cristaux, ils sont l’éternelle vitrine du style Second Empire. Il s’affiche dans toute sa splendeur, dans toute son outrance, parfois pesante. Cependant en dans ces pièces, il présente un ensemble harmonieux qui laisse entrevoir le faste avec lequel « Badinguet » recevait diplomates et courtisans comme Mérimée ou Morny. Ce luxe tapageur brille comme une bulle de champagne aussi enivrante que la musique d’Offenbach. Ces notes qui la nuit venue « Souris à nos ivresses ». #museedulouvre #napoleon3 #napoleoniiiapartments #secondempire #secondempirearchitecture #chateau #chateauxdefrance #paris #palais
The Second Empire strikes back. Opulent, elegant and ornate, Second Empire architecture expresses a cosmopolitan sense of style. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What makes this particular Second Empire building unique? It is the tallest masonry building in the world. No steel or iron was used, only brick, marble and granite was used to construct it.
Legacy Of An Empire | The Gilded Age in europe 1870 - 1910 saw the rise of Historism, also often called Beaux-Arts, which pursued the revival of historic styles of art to recreate a new version of the past. Originaring in the French National Academy for Beautiful Arts (Beaux Arts) in Paris, it aimed to recreate past beauty in the most glorious and refined way, which also sought to represent the imperial and national pride of the empires of eueope. Besides Paris and other cities in France where this style was represented the most, it also spread to the German Empire where many examples could be seen in Berlin in the 1890s and 1900s. The most shining achievement of this philosophy is Opera Garnier in Paris, built as the Imperial Opera of the Second French Empire in 1865, which I showed in previous posts, of which I now, due to large public request, present you another view into the grand staircase.
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One online listing for this gorgeous Second Empire home (circa 1870) in Cold Spring, New York attributes the design to "A.J. Bicknell." It turns out that he was actually a publisher of architecture books and not an architect. Before we delve a bit further into that, let's learn a bit more about Mr. Bicknell.
Amos Jackson was the son of Humphrey and Aseneth Raymond Bicknell born in 1839. While he was born in New York, he and his siblings Mary, Raymond, Alice, and Sophronia were raised in the Berkshires. It seems that the Bicknell line in America may trace back to the Puritans' Great Migration of 1620-1640. His grandfather, Nathaniel Bicknell, answered the Lexington Alarm in 1775.
Amos married Mary Jane and their children were Stella, Elizabeth, Charles and Amos. While Amos Sr was not an architect, he came to specialize in books on architecture. At one point, A.J. Bicknell published a catalogue that featured 62 pages of its offerings. Bicknell had expanded upon the work of Alexander Jackson Downing whose "Cottage Residences" was published in 1841. After the Civil War, building began again and people found inspiration in books. In 1867, Bicknell followed a compendium published by Cummings and Miller with his own book that included designs and details from architects. And there were many more to follow. Eventually architect and publisher William Comstock joined Bicknell and the company became known as Bicknell & Comstock with the latter taking over in 1881.
It is thought that thousands of homes across the country were built from designs found in books published by Bicknell and others. Take away the porch and add iron roof creating and this home is the twin of the one featured on the cover of "Bicknell's Victorian Buildings" I have included that image and others in my recent stories.
Hi. Hey. Hello there. Take a seat and behold this stunning Victorian we passed in Soulard today on our way home from an appointment. This is the Dr. Franz Arzt house and it is stunning, so much so that @stlouismag
says it might be the best-preserved Second Empire house in the entire city, representing a style of architecture whose opulence could once only be found in St. Louis. It is currently being lovingly and immaculately restored to its 1876 glory. Bow in reverence. 🤓👏🏼🙇🏼♀️
Hello there, my IG friends! It's time for another #52weeksofhome
photograph! This week we are looking at "House Portraits", and since I have already shown you pictures of the exterior I wanted to show you something different instead. The first picture is an illustration of what the house would have looked like back in the day when cars were still merely an idea in Henry Ford's head. This illustration is very similar to what the house loosk like today. The second picture is a portrait of the inhabitants of the house. For reference, they are sitting in the stairs where the horse's butt is 😁 Now, here is a dose of reality for you...you see that white, pristine, exterior color? Yeah...about that....that color was wonderful at a time when only horses were on the road. Nowadays and, being on Main St with the constant traffic of cars and 18 wheelers, the house is covered in soot from the exhausts. Because of this we had to make the painful but realistic decision to paint the house. Yes, I love it white. Historically, it has always been white, but I hate to see the white turn gray over and over, it's just impossible to maintain. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, come Spring/Summer she will get a facelift and a much needed fresh coat of paint in a color that will mask soot as much as possible so she can always look her best...
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second empire architecture at 135 cpw
I really appreciate all of the love I received when I shared my National Trust feature! Architectural photography is part of my job, but it’s also a creative outlet - feeling like it resonates with other people means a lot to me. 📸 And on that note, happy #MansardMonday
from just over the state line. The Linwood Cotton Mill (1866) in Northbridge, MA is now a mix of residences and retail. (If you’re in the area check out Maison de Manger on the ground level for great crêpes!)
1876. “George Hawes House.” (2 photos) This Fall River Second Empire home has a very distinct roofline, similar to many other mansards in the neighborhood. Unlike the others, this home needs quite a bit of TLC. It was once the home of George Hawes, who was born in Fall River in 1840 to a wealthy family, and later became a successful cotton cloth broker in his own right. He was also the director of the Narragansett Mills, Stevens Mills, and Barnaby Mills, as well as the vice president of the Metacomet National Bank, until his death in 1902. He was described thusly, “He had few equals as a student of trade conditions and market tendencies, and with the knowledge of such matters combined rare qualities as a judge of human nature which seldom failed him in estimating people or situations. His words carried authority, and his opinion had great weight among those acquainted with him and with the business.” (https://www.accessgenealogy.com/genealogy/hawes-family-wrentham-ma.htm) Sounds like the life of the party 😉
- Détail de la Une du Petit Journal du 18 septembre 1910, à l'occasion du cinquantenaire de l'Annexion de la Savoie à la France.
Légende de la gravure au verso de cette Une :
La Savoie a célébré par de grandes fêtes le cinquantenaire de sa réunion à la France. Lorsqu'en 1860 Napoléon III la réclama de Cavour comme le juste prix de la collaboration de la France dans l'œuvre d'unité et d'indépendance de l'Italie, la Savoie n'était- elle pas déjà française par sa langue, par ses traditions, par ses intérêts ? Cette belle Savoie, riche, pittoresque, instruite - c'est de toutes nos provinces celle où il y a le moins d'illettrés - est venue à la France librement. Et depuis lors, comme l'a observé le Président de la République dans son discours de Chambéry, sa fidélité ne s'est jamais démentie. On ne saurait fêter avec trop d'enthousiasme d'aussi heureux anniversaires.
Camille de Cavour (1810-1861) : homme d'État, président du conseil des ministres de 1852 à 1861, sous le règne de Victor-Emmanuel II.
Le président de la République était alors Armand Fallières (1841-1931), chef de l'État de 1906 à 1913.
Qui écrirait encore une telle légende aujourd'hui ? Mais à l'époque, le patriotisme était une valeur fondamentale, non de la république, mais de la Nation française.
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“Winter reminds us that everyone and everything needs some quiet time.” ~ Katrina Mayer. Also, I love our street in the snow. For about three days. ❤️❄️
This is the *other* side of our house that doesn’t get much love on Instagram. I still love the look of the fading yellow paint but it is lead-based and has to go. One of our goals this year is to show more of the #wip
side of taking on an old house. The dirty stuff that scares people 😂. This spring, we plan on hitting our landscaping pretty hard on this side along with building a fence.
Fun fact: the tree in our backyard is an Aspen. I have no idea why it has survived in southern IL, but it has... even after falling over during a terrible storm. 🤷🏻♀️
Master bedroom at #237mainstreet
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Saturday morning vibes ☀️
Winter vibes are strong on the street today ❄️