"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
Devoted to the histories and current state of the great mansions of America's Gilded Age.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Silver Platter, A portrait of Mrs, John Mackay


Silver Platter, A portrait of Mrs. John Mackay
Silver Platter, A portrait of Mrs. John Mackay. Mrs. John Mackay was the mother of Clarence Mackay who built the fabulous Harbor Hill mansion at Roslyn, Long Island. Click HERE to buy on Amazon.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Grandes Dames by Stephen Birmingham

 
The Grandes Dames by Stephen Birmingham

The Grand Dames, by Stephen Birmingham is a very informative book about the great ladies who ruled Gilded Age society. For all of those Whitemarsh Hall fans, there is a great chapter on Eva Stotesbury and her battle to be accepted by Philadelphia society.
While New York Society and the world of Mrs. Astor's 400 are always thought to be the toughest nut to crack, but with enough money and show, it was easier to break into than Boston or Philadelphia Society, where money could be a determent. If you like books like this, please look for other books by Stephen Birmingham, he has written many on the subject of the rich. Buy it HERE at Amazon.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

10,000 Members on Facebook



Mansions of the Gilded Age also has a very active group on Facebook and has just reached 10,000 members! For those of you who belong to my Facebook group, thank you for joining and all your contributions. Please continue to share, post, recommend friends or just visit and enjoy. For those who would like to join, click HERE. If you are not familiar with Facebook, you do not have to give out all of your life history, you can set up a basic account and leave most blank and not answer requests for friends. You can join groups, read or comment if you wish to only.

Mansions of the Gilded Age on Facebook has been a wonderful forum to find out more about Gilded Age mansions, ask questions to find more about a house you always were always curious about, houses to visit, books, movies, events and many other things related. So give it a try!

Mansions of the Gilded Age


The photo above is the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown, New York and it was the first Gilded Age mansion I visited as a child and will always have a special place on my list of great houses. Make sure if your in the area, not to miss visiting this one of kind house, which has survived and is open to the public. http://lyndhurst.org/

Mansions of the Gilded Age administrator Gary Lawrance also picked it  as one of ,"America's  Most Beautiful Mansions" in this Forbes story.

The Private Rich: A Family Album


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0517554496?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=0517554496&linkCode=shr&tag=mansion00-20&linkId=ND3ELCFE6D4RK7BN
The Private Rich, A Family Album/ Stories by Peter Rand and photographs edited by Elizabeth Bird,Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.
The Private Rich, Here is an interesting book which contains rarely seen photographs of the rich in their homes, resorts and just lounging about. Yachts, Tennis, Travel, Parties, Debutantes, Polo, Gardens, Horses, Fox Hunting. The world of Palm Beach, Newport, Southampton, The Riviera. It is a small book and the stories are fictitious, but intertwined amongst beautiful images of the rich at play. Please click HERE for more on this book and some fun & educational links about old money, their problems, likes and style.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Book of the Day: The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker


The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker.
A beautiful book about the works of architects William Adams Delano & Chester A. Aldrich.

 Simple elegance describes them best.

The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker.
Buy it HERE at Amazon. 




Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book of the Day: Great Houses of the Western World

Great Houses of the Western World, by Nigel Nicolson.
Great Houses of the Western World, by Nigel Nicolson. This book contains mostly European palaces and residences, but also contains, Lyndhurst, Monticello and other great American mansions. Click HERE to buy on Amazon. Click HERE to see others and the table of contents on my Facebook page, Mansions of the Gilded Age Bookstore.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Book of the Day: A Treasury of Great American Houses


A Treasury of Great American Houses
A Treasury of Great American Houses, by Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K. Williams. Click HERE to buy on Amazon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Book of the Day: Great Houses of America

Great Houses of America by Henry Lionel Williams & Ottalie K. Williams

Mansions of the Gilded Age, "Book of the Day". Today I am going to start a book of the day posting. Each day I will post one book that I either have read or would like to read. I will post primarily about books that relate to, Mansions of the Gilded Age in America, but will also post about books that are related, such as mansions from other countries that may have served as inspiration for the Gilded Age millionaires, when building their own versions in America. I will include books about the families of the period, biographies, social history and occasionally films and documentaries. I also have a very active Facebook group called, "Mansions of the Gilded Age" and will be posting there as well. On Facebook I also have a page called, "Mansions of the Gilded Age Bookstore", If you want to see a larger selection all in one place please visit and LIKE it. Today my first book is, "Great Houses of America" by Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K. Williams. This is one of the first books I received as a gift that started my interest in Mansions of the Gilded Age. It was displayed on a gilded brass book stand in my room! It was often open to the chapter on Lyndhurst, I think the first Gilded Age mansion that I ever visited as a child and still my favorite. Buy it HERE at Amazon.


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