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Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940

Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940

Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940


Millstein, Cyndey and Carol Crove

Cl. New York, 2008

Book ID: 79978

Offers an intimate tour behind the facades of 45 purely American houses including Greystone, the pastoral Gothic cottage of Major Emory Foster in Pavely; Oak Hill, the opulent mansion of the legendary Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson; the iconoclastic machine in the prairie, Samuel Marx-designed Ladue residence for department store magnate Morton May; and Chatol, the striking Art Moderne farmhouse in rural Boone county. The authors bring to life the fortunes, motivations, and aspirations of their wealthy and upstanding house owners who rigorously defined what was suitable and respectable living in America s heartland. Part of the excellent Acanthus Press Suburban Domestic Architecture Series.

286 pp., 300 photos, drawings, plans.