Monday, September 13, 2010

New from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press: "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes"

Link to September 12 post, "Still standing: Book details the remarkable journey of 20 old Wisconsin homes".

Excerpt: Every now and then, we see an old house that makes us stop, stare and wonder. Who built that grand home, and what happened there over the decades? Why is it still standing, when so many other magnificent homes were torn down to make way for development?

In a new book, "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes," published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, some of those stories are told.

The book's authors, Milwaukee architects M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman, along with WHS staffers, researched 1,500 significant Wisconsin houses for possible inclusion in the book.

They wanted to feature homes from different periods and architectural styles from all over the state. And, they looked for interesting tales. The residences they chose were built between 1854 and 1939.

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