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      Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

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      Hardcover: $45.00
      320 pp., 380 color and b/w photos and illustrations, 11"x10"
      ISBN: 9780870204524

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      By M. Caren Connolly & Louis Wasserman

      Wisconsin's Own tells the story of the considerable contribution Wisconsin's historic homes have made to American residential architecture. It also answers questions you've likely asked when you've seen a notable historic home: Who built this house? What brought them here? Why did they select that particular style? How is it that this historic home still stands today, despite development pressures?

      The houses profiled in Wisconsin's Own are a mix of public ones you may have visited and private homes you've been hoping for an invitation to explore. These homes are representative of the varied architectural styles in Wisconsin, from an Italianate along the Mississippi and an interpretation of a sixteenth-century northern Italian villa overlooking Lake Michigan to an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods and a fourteen-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. The Prairie School is represented, with examples by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan.

      Richly illustrated with the photography of Zane Williams complemented by historical images and watercolors and line drawings by the authors, Wisconsin's Own offers an intimate tour of residential treasures - built for captains of industry, a beer baron, Broadway stars, and more - that have endured the test of time.

      Wisconsin's Own is generously funded by the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, committed to funding projects that preserve Wisconsin's cultural history through the preservation of regionally and nationally important buildings and decorative arts projects.

      By M. Caren Connolly & Louis Wasserman

      Wisconsin's Own tells the story of the considerable contribution Wisconsin's historic homes have made to American residential architecture. It also answers questions you've likely asked when you've seen a notable historic home: Who built this house? What brought them here? Why did they select that particular style? How is it that this historic home still stands today, despite development pressures?

      The houses profiled in Wisconsin's Own are a mix of public ones you may have visited and private homes you've been hoping for an invitation to explore. These homes are representative of the varied architectural styles in Wisconsin, from an Italianate along the Mississippi and an interpretation of a sixteenth-century northern Italian villa overlooking Lake Michigan to an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods and a fourteen-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. The Prairie School is represented, with examples by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan.

      Richly illustrated with the photography of Zane Williams complemented by historical images and watercolors and line drawings by the authors, Wisconsin's Own offers an intimate tour of residential treasures - built for captains of industry, a beer baron, Broadway stars, and more - that have endured the test of time.

      Wisconsin's Own is generously funded by the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, committed to funding projects that preserve Wisconsin's cultural history through the preservation of regionally and nationally important buildings and decorative arts projects.

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