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By Daniel Edwards,Roger Ward

This ebook is an architectural and social historical past of a different nineteenth century mansion. It tells the tale of Estemere’s vendors and households and some of the methods the home has been applied from the time it used to be equipped. it's been the holiday domestic of a millionaire mine proprietor and operator, Eben Smith, and his kinfolk; hosted a summer season tuition for a Kansas university; a camp for underprivileged ladies; a weaving tuition for girls through the New Deal; a vacationer hotel; and several other instances a personal place of abode. Townspeople, youngsters, the socially famous, company and non secular leaders, employees, scholars, and traditional travelers—all have gone through her doorways at one time or one other and made the acquaintance of “Lady Estemere.” The publication additionally describes adjustments within the constitution and furniture of the most residence over the years. Kim and Roger Ward bought Estemere in 1998, and the booklet files the huge paintings the Wards have conducted to revive and improve this pretty Queen Anne Victorian domestic and its outbuildings to a grandeur unrivaled in its historical past. therefore, Estemere, after a hundred twenty five years, once more stands proudly because the “Crown Jewel” of Palmer Lake.

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