Victorian House Model

Description
A masterpiece of craftsmanship, this ornate model was built by Leonard Roth, a Philadelphia shoemaker, and took ten years to complete.
The house represents the French Second Empire style, which was popular in America from the 1860s to 1880s. It features a double spiral staircase, elaborate gingerbread trim, and mansard roof. With meticulous attention to detail, Roth outfitted the house with windows, a doorbell, and gaslights that actually worked.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
house
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
ID Number
DL*60.0281
catalog number
60.0281
accession number
226177
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
National Treasures exhibit
Art
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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