A Mansard Roof embodifing the spirit of eclecticism gone wild, or "Why not try it and see wat happens?" The beautifully restored Thomas W. Greene House, Benevolent Street and Governor Avenue. 1856 [Date and original owner from Providence Preservation Society plaque]. The Mansard roof on the left boasts dormers decorated with classical pilasters and scrollsaw cut-outs; that on the left with dormer roofs that extend proportionately farther than the others and done in what could be either a Swiss chateau or carpenter gothic embelishments. Note, too, the varied window and door decoration on the floor below. Photograph and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Last modified 12 April 2008