Larry Millett: "All houses are precious vessels filled with history, and in the case of mansions the stories of their owners tend to be especially fascinating, if only because they are founded on the twin American obsessions of money and status. Mansions are validations to the world of their owners' success, and in the beginning dreams pour into them like summer sunlight. Sometimes the dream holds and sometimes, it fades, and when mansions come down memories always float like airy fugitives amid the dust and debris. So it is with the lost mansions of the Twin Cities."
Larry Millett is better known for his six mystery novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, but he is also an architectural historian as well as a former architecture critic at the St Paul Pioneer Press.
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