St Paul, MN Noyes-McKay House by army.arch *Adam* Via Flickr: On Summit Avenue with an interesting mix of Italianate and Second Empire styles.
In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.
Annapolis, MD Victorian House by Larry Syverson Via Flickr: I saw this Second Empire Victorian home in Annapolis, Maryland. It is a little different than most Second Empire houses in that it has a gable facing the street.
if I was super-rich, I’d buy a big Second Empire house and all the rare dolls I’ve been coveting forever and open a pay-what-you-will doll museum. with restoration classes, even some that kids could take, and special rates for school groups. I could live on the second floor and have the museum on the first, rent the place out for events sometimes. keep a reference library so people wouldn’t have to spend $100 just to read Florence Theriault’s books on the Kestner firm or old copies of La Poupee Modele. have exhibits about things like the lives of the women who made these dolls and some of the hardships they dealt with while creating such exquisite works of art. showcase Black doll artists and Black dolls in general for Black History Month. maybe even have rotating shows of modern art dolls
I could have raffles and contests and sell blank Munnies or Obitsus in the gift shop to inspire kids to make their own art dolls. oh and some of the specialty doll supplies that one otherwise has to buy online and it’s a huge hassle
just generally make antique dolls more accessible to the public, so they aren’t all mewed up in private collections being seen by one or two people and almost certainly no children. one can see them online, in spades, but it’s not at all the same as seeing them in person. trust me
and in the middle of it all, I’d go on dressing like a gothic heroine and decorate the place lavishly for Halloween and the neighborhood kids would think my wife and I were witches (plot twist: we would be)
this is my dream. but acting is also my dream, as is writing. too many dreams and not enough time/money to make them all happen
Designing Women Houses by Larry Syverson Via Flickr: The 1980’s and 1990’s TV series Designing Women was set in Atlanta, GA. The houses for the characters were actually in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Julia’s home and the site of Sugarbakers & Associates was the Villa Marre house. It is a Second Empire house built in 1881. It is located in the MacArthur Park Historic District.
The house is at 1321 Scott Street.
Canandaigua New York ~ Clement House ~ Second Empire ~ 1885 by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo Via Flickr: The Structure was home to three prominent Lawyers.
The unique Second Empire style is created by the mansard roof eleven dormers, arched porches and Victorian double door.
176 - 178 North Main Steet
Elmira Ny ~ Alexander Eustace House ~ Historical House by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo Via Flickr: The Alexander Eustace house was built in 1886 for lawyer Alexander Eustace, who served several positions in Chemung County, such as the Chemung County clerk, served as a member of the state Civil Service Commission, and was also the head of the state tax departmen