See Second Empire architecture in Europe. For Second Empire architecture in Europe, for Second Empire architecture in the United States and Canada, second empire style house Second Empire architecture in the United States and Canada.
Second Empire is an architectural style, most popular in the latter half of the 19th century and early years of the 20th century. Its suitability for super, it was so named for the architectural elements in vogue during the era of the Second French Empire. In the United States, the style quickly spread and evolved as Baroque Revival architecture throughout Europe and across the Atlantic.