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"Top of Burton's Hill", Five Corners, Dartmouth, NS

The house on the right at the Five Corners is Second Empire style. Second Empire buildings, 1860-1890, include the following characteristics:

- wood, brick construction
- Two or three storeys. "L" shaped or rectangular
- all have mansard roofs, pierced with dormers, steeply pitched, covered in slate or shingles
- usually with centered doorway with tower, rectangular transoms and side lights, and bay windows one or two storeys high

Date: 1897

Reference: W.L. Bishop Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1983-240 no. 20 / negative N-4019, N-1964

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