Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age: Palaces & Privilege

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Welcome to Millionaire's Row, where the Gilded Age mansions and clubs of high society still exude a faded elegance. It was here that fiery Martha Wadsworth―avid sportswoman and social maven―and wealthy hostess Nellie Patterson mingled with the likes of famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell and miner-turned-millionaire Thomas Walsh. From the Union Station Plaza and Embassy Row to Dupont Circle and the Washington National Cathedral, author Mark N. Ozer examines the extant Beaux-Arts architecture of Massachusetts Avenue mansions and tells the tales of socialites and politicians who lived and played behind their grand façades.
ISBN: 9781596299221
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: Brief History
Images: 60
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Mark N. Ozer is a former professor of neurology at Georgetown University Medical School, and he currently holds the position of lecturer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University. Dr. Ozer has self-published several books on the history of Washington, D.C. He remains active in the capital's history community as a member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society; the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.; the Organization of Oldest Inhabitants (of D.C.); the National Association of Olmsted Parks; and the McLean Gardens Community Association. Mark has also provided consultant services to the governments of Brazil, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
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