The Second Empire style in Utah is chiefly identified by the presence of a “curvilinear” or mansard roof. While popular in Salt Lake City in its complete form during the 1870s, the manifestations of this style are largely confined to decorative trim added to typical 19th-century house forms. Probably the most common of these forms is the cross-wing house with mansard roof.
--square or rectangular massing
--mansard roof (straight or concave)
--wide eaves, occasionally bracketed in a manner similar to the Italianate style
--segmented or arched windows