All these wealthy and famous names left mansions and castles behind from Thomas Jefferson to the Vanderbilts. And these historic homes in America attract tourists yearly. People who love American civil war stories and the glory of the Antebellum era have many treasures to uncover. Especially as they make their pilgrimage to these places yearly, but honestly, these are not mainstream names compared to celebrity homes. But academic studies will always lead one to these places that are accessible and beautiful.
Know the way of life in Waco, Texas from the 1850s to about 1940s. This book recounts the lives of wealthy families and laborers. It also recalls the saga in which these people lived through the Civil war up to the Second World war. And their hopes dreams and challenges as well. From all the struggles and glory, came these beautiful homes that became a symbol of American culture. And there are 120 color photographs taken by the author. Thus, this book will fascinate people who love everything about Texas.
Straight from the City of Brotherly Love. This book will please the curiosities of those who are into architecture, design, and history. It also explains in great length how a particular house came to be and its background story. Also, it has maps, details of places like Center City, which is full of colorful crowds. There’s also Fairmount Park, Germantown to Philadelphia outskirts. Thus, this is a great way to know the place before visiting.
The aesthetics of the Victorian era has left its mark in American architecture. Hence, marvel at the great houses before the turn of the century. And all the elegant designs that replicate the reign of English Queen, Victoria. If you are taking a tour in San Francisco, then this book is a must. Known for its intricate embellishments, the Victorian San Francisco was fascinating. Although the modern age has given us cars and other things, thus, you can still feel the spirit of the era though city lamps, parks, gardens and many more!
The Montgomery family owned this early 2oth century county house. And this book pieced together its history from letters and various sources. As well as, the Edwardian style is something to behold. Film enthusiasts would be familiar with the fact that Philip Barry based his 1939 play, The Philadelphia Story. Later on, they made a movie based on it starring Katherine Hepburn. The Last Great Estate reflects the many facets of the Gilded Age and its elegance.
Casa San Ysidro evokes the past of New Mexico, from furnishings to wall decors. And having this book is very useful and informative. Part history, part architectural study, this book will delight tourists. Also, the photos are vivid, showcasing traditional furnishings and decors. Thus, Dr. Ward Alan Minge created a book that will be shared and enjoyed for its historical value.
Virginia is known for its colonial and Antebellum styles. It is also home to Revolutionary and Civil wars during the tumultuous history. The southern stylings attract many people from different parts of the world. And Virginia’s Historic Homes and Gardens are dazzling. There are also famous names like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson that helped shape Virginia to what it is now.
Perhaps, with the bulk of books about historic homes in America, one can grow confused. But these books are chosen for their many essential insights. If you are into travelling or love reading books for the fun of it, then adding these to your collection will be a rewarding experience.