Mansard Roof House

214 Mason St., Fayetteville, North Carolina

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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

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1973
Reference number
73001332
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
ca. 1883

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2010: New photos from John Reidy

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