Cargill Pettibone Bed & Breakfast Properties
950 Cass St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Built in 1876 by Henry Esperson (who never lived there) the home is of the French Second Empire Style. The French Second Empire style, featuring a characteristic dominant mansard roof, was the rage during the 1870’s. The Second Empire style, developed in France during the 1850’s, provided a way whereby one could continue the classical tradition of balance and control while presenting a picturesque appearance. The Cargill-Pettibone House is one of the two architecturally significant representatives of the French Second Empire style in the City of La Crosse.