Martin-Bullock-Ballowe House, 1879 "This home was built in 1879 in the Second Empire style by Mr. John O. Martin, one of Eufaula's earliest settlers. This house has been in and out of restoration for the past several years and is probably one of Eufaula's most endangered historic buildings." - home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/578101357hiSbfU
Titans of industry built these mansions across the Midwest and Northeast in the late and early Some have been restored, others abandoned or left to languish, but their extravagant features are a reminder of an era of wealth and optimism.
200 Court Ave., Ellsworth KS. FOR SALE: $39,000. More than 5,000 sq ft. Once-stately mansion in Kansas has plenty of space. Original woodwork ... and a toilet in the living room. Needs a little work to return it to its 1910 era glory.
McNamee-Eilts house, Wabash, IN - In addition to a huge commercial block in the style, Wabash boasts this beautiful Second Empire house. "Indiana Houses of the Nineteenth Century" lists it at 208 W. Hill St and says it was built in 1870.