National Geographic guide to America's great houses: more than 150 outstanding mansions open to the public

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National Geographic Society, Mar 1, 1999 - Architecture - 320 pages
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Conveniently arranged by state, this fascinating guide offers stories of pastowners, furnishings, renovations, room descriptions, and excursions to scoresof other notable houses nearby.170 full-color photos.

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About the author (1999)

Henry Wiencek was series editor of the "Smithsonian Guide to Historic America, "a twelve-volume descriptive guide to the country's historic sites. He is author of "Old Houses, "with essays on the histories of eighteen American houses and the families who built them, published in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation; two books on Southern architecture--"Mansions of Virginia Gentry "and "Plantations of the Deep South; "and several books for "Time-Life," He has contributed articles to "American Heritage "and" Smithsonian Magazine," Born in Boston and educated at Yale, he lives in Virginia with his wife, the writer Donna Lucey, and their son.

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