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

Front Cover
National Geographic Society, Mar 1, 1999 - Architecture - 320 pages
0 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

The Breakers
46
Gillette Castle East Haddam
52
Boldt Castle Heart Island
69
Copyright

28 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information