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With nearly one thousand commissions executed between 1879 and 1912, McKim, Mead & White was the architectural firm of choice of the most prestigious projects of the era, including the redesign of the White House and the Mall in Washington, D.C., and the campuses of Harvard and Columbia Universities. Among its residential clients were many of the most powerful figures of the Gilded Age-Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Pulitzers-for whom the firm built splendid summer cottages in Newport and throughout Long Island and the Hudson valley and sumptuous town houses in Boston, Washington, Baltimore and New York.

More than thirty houses are presented here, their exteriors and interiors elegantly recorded in lush new color photographs. The book also provides the first look at the recent restoration of the Isaac Bell house in Newport and newly reinstalled Venetian room at the Payne Whitney house, now the French Cultural Services, in New York City.
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McKim, Mead and White -- the noted architectural firm that was responsible in the late 1800s and early 1900s for the redesign of the White House and the Mall in Washington, D.C., the campuses of Harvard and Columbia universities, the Boston Public Library, and Pennsylvania Station and the original Madison Square Garden in New York City -- also designed houses for the most prominent families of America's Gilded Age, including the Whitneys, the Vanderbilts, the Morgans, and the Pulitzers. In this book, Stanford White's great-grandson, architect Samuel G. White, takes us on a tour of these lavish residences, many of which have never before been so fully depicted in print.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789310538
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 7/16/2004
  • Series: Universe Architecture Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Prescott Hall Butler house, Bytharbor, St. James, Long Island 23
David King Jr. house, Kingscote, Newport, Rhode Island 26
Samuel Tilton house, Newport, Rhode Island 35
William Watts Sherman house, Newport, Rhode Island 44
Isaac Bell house, Newport, Rhode Island 48
Ross Revillon Winans house, Baltimore, Maryland 55
Robert Goelet house, Ochre Point, Newport, Rhode Island 63
The Villard houses, New York, New York 75
Montauk Point Association houses, Montauk, Long Island 83
John Forrester Andrew house, Boston, Massachusetts 94
LeRoy King house, Berkeley House, Newport, Rhode Island 100
Joseph Hodges Choate house, Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts 106
Stanford White house, Box Hill, St. James, Long Island 116
James Hampden Robb house, Southampton, Long Island 129
Edwin Dennison Morgan III house, Beacon Rock, Newport, Rhode Island 135
Samuel Longstreth Parrish house, Southampton, Long Island 140
King Model houses, New York, New York 147
William Merritt Chase house, Shinnecock Hills, Long Island 153
Mrs. Joseph Bloomfield Wetherill house, Head of the Harbor, St. James, New York 161
Ogden Mills house, Staatsburgh, Staatsburg, New York 169
Frederick William Vanderbilt house, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, New York 178
Hermann Oelrichs house, Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island 187
Robert Wilson Patterson house, Washington, D.C. 198
Joseph Pultizer house, New York, New York 206
Payne Whitney and Henry Cook houses, New York, New York 212
Percy Rivington Pyne house, New York, New York 219
James L. Breese house, The Orchard, Southampton, Long Island 224
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