Castles and Cottages (Hardback)G. Fischer (author)
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Glorious summer and winter homes.
Whether you are a lifelong Thousand Islands resident, a summers-only visitor or a lucky St. Lawrence River cruise ship passenger, you are bound to recognize many of the grand summer homes and modern American castles featured in this full color keepsake collection.
While photographing Sentinels in the Stream, renowned photographer George Fischer became captivated by the many extraordinary dwellings that rise from the islands and shorelines of this popular vacation region.
In Castles and Cottages, regional historian Anthony Mollica guides readers through these exceptional structures, including:Boldt CastleMcNally boathouseCape Vincent's Tibbetts Point lighthouseGeorge M. Pullman's Castle Rest, visited by President Grant and General Sherman
The Thousand Islands abound in historic and architecturally unique buildings, as well as idyllic cottage retreats. With fascinating insight and gorgeous color photographs, Castles and Cottages reveals the remarkable story of each.
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 210 x 215 x 14 mm
The accounts of their grand lifestyles and amazing homes makes for interesting and enviable reading.--Terry Peters"Vancouver North Shore News" (06/23/2004)
Extraordinary dwellings.... remarkable little collection. Besides the eye-poping castles and detailed fretwork on many cottages, I found the colorful boathouses and lighthouses had great visual interest.-- (01/01/2005)
Accurately researched... one hundred spectacular photographs... the book that virtually everyone has looked forward to enjoy, share with their friends and their River guests.-- (06/23/2004)
A lively and fascinating history of one of world's most desirable resort communities.--The Cottager (09/01/2004)
A good coffee table flipper for lovers of architecture and history alike.--Ottawa Life (07/01/2004)
A glimpse into the history and grandeur of summer homes... Above all, this book illustrates the remarkable architecture to be found along the waterway.-- (07/31/2004)
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