Built 1883, The Mansard Roof House is constructed in the Second Empire style and is notable for its mansard roof, a steep, decorative metal roof crowned with a cast iron railing of fleur-de-lis design. Frank W. Thornton, a substantial Fayetteville merchant, built the house. He never lived in the house and it is believed he built it to rent, even though its elaborated detail is unusual for a rental property. This house is the only good surviving example of this style of residential architecture in the Fayetteville area.
Information source: visitfayettevillenc.com
Photo taken by John Reidy