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Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District

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When was the last time you drove down Summit Avenue and wondered what those wonderful historic mansions look like inside?

Karen Melvin's new book, Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District opens the doors to 24 intriguing houses along Summit Avenue and the Hill District neighborhoods. With a foreword by Garrison Keillor and essays from 4 award-winning writers of architecture and history, this new coffee table picture book takes you inside for an intimate look at the history, original architects, and homeowners who have lovingly restored these famous houses. Featuring the work of notable architects including Clarence Johnston, Cass Gilbert, Alan Stem, and Emanuel Masqueray. Readers experience the interior spaces first hand, including the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book offers an irresistible invitation to step through the doors of these showcase homes to explain what we are all curious to know - what is it like inside?

Discover how the homeowners have restored the original grandeur and rich heritage of their homes while infusing them with new life and energy.

Meet the writers, Bette Hammel, Melinda Nelson, as well as photographer Karen Melvin, and get your copy signed!

More information about the book can be found here.

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