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Second Empire architecture in Europe

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Iconic Home Design | Second Empire

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Charles Bell Mansion

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Great Mix of Parisian Architecture

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Chateau de Farcheville - Outside of Paris

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Baroque Revival architecture

Second Empire architecture in Europe is an architectural style rooted in the 17th century Renaissance which grew to its greatest popularity in Europe in the last half of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century. As the style evolved from its origins it acquired a mix of earlier European styles, most notably the Baroque, often combined with mansard roofs and or low, square based domes. It derived its name from the era of the Second French Empire.