Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age

Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age

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by Mark N. Ozer
     
 

Welcome to Millionaire's Row, where the Gilded Age mansions and clubs of high society still exude a faded elegance. It was here that fiery Martha Wadsworth-avid sportswoman and social maven-and wealthy hostess Nellie Patterson mingled with the likes of famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell and miner-turned-millionaire Thomas Walsh. From the Union Station Plaza and

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Welcome to Millionaire's Row, where the Gilded Age mansions and clubs of high society still exude a faded elegance. It was here that fiery Martha Wadsworth-avid sportswoman and social maven-and wealthy hostess Nellie Patterson mingled with the likes of famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell and miner-turned-millionaire Thomas Walsh. From the Union Station Plaza and Embassy Row to Dupont Circle and the Washington National Cathedral, author Mark N. Ozer examines the extant Beaux-Arts architecture of Massachusetts Avenue mansions and tells the tales of the socialites and politicians who lived and played behind their grand facades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299221
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,473,674
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.32(d)

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