There is a free event to promote a new book titled Once there were Castles” about the Lost Mansions of the Twin Cities. This will be held at the James J Hill Mansion on Summit Ave in St Paul Tuesday September 27th and 7PM.
I love the architecture of these old mansions and the history that goes with them. This event could be interesting. The author of the book also wrote The Lost Twin Cities.
At one time, at least five hundred mansions graced the Twin Cities area; now all but a few have virtually disappeared.
Join author Larry Millett on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. for a discussion based on his new book “Once There Were Castles,” set to release in September 2011. A brief reception, book signing, and optional tour of the James J. Hill House will be offered following the discussion.
The first book to take an in-depth look at the history of lost mansions and estates in the Twin Cities, “Once There Were Castles” presents ninety luxurious homes that have vanished, including the lavish Charles Gates mansion in Minneapolis which survived only nineteen years. Organized by neighborhood and richly illustrated, the book is an absorbing read for Twin Cities residents, architecture enthusiasts and history buffs.
Event details here: http://events.mnhs.org/calendar/results.cfm?eventID=4951&bhcp=1
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