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Harbor Hill : portrait of a house

Author: Richard Guy Wilson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A "palace" ruled by a "queen", Harbor Hill on Long Island, was commissioned by Katherine Duer Mackay, wife of one of the country's wealthiest men. This story includes elements of farce and tragedy:  Read more...

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Named Person: Stanford White; Katherine Duer Mackay; Clarence H Mackay
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Guy Wilson
ISBN: 9780393732160 0393732169
OCLC Number: 145396591
Notes: "Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in association with W.W. Norton & Company."
Description: 178 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 32 cm.
Contents: Harbor Hill and its world --
The patrons --
Stanford White and McKim, Mead & White --
Designing and building Harbor Hill --
Overnight Renaissance palace --
Maintaining standards in service at Harbor Hill --
At the top, together and apart --
Clarence's triumph and defeat.
Responsibility: Richard Guy Wilson.
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Wilson turns this chronicle of what reporters at the time called 'Heartbreak House' into a page-turner .entertaining, enlightening cautionary tale. --Eve Kahn"

 
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