Thursday, August 26, 2010

Benton Park Mansard Roofs

Invented, or at least popularized by the great 17th Century French architect François Mansart, the mansard roofs of inner neighborhoods represent some of the oldest remaining houses in the city.

1 comment:

  1. The roof style was a way to lower real estate taxes because rooms above the roof line were not counted.


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