Pictured here is the Former Administration Building and Post Office for Canal Superintendent on the Canadian side of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This view was taken as we entered the Soo Locks, making the twenty-one foot descent from Lake Superior to Lake Huron.
The Mansard roof, prominent central tower and cresting at the roofline strongly define it as a Second Empire architecture. Other elements such as the quoins at the corners and masonry window surrounds, and arch topped windows are shared with and sometimes more associated with French Provincial architecture, but that style almost always has a steeply hipped roof and never a prominent central tower with a Mansard roof.
Photo captured October 5, 2016.
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