By Daniel Edwards,Roger Ward

This e-book is an architectural and social historical past of a different nineteenth century mansion. It tells the tale of Estemere’s proprietors and households and some of the methods the home has been applied from the time it used to be outfitted. it's been the holiday domestic of a millionaire mine proprietor and operator, Eben Smith, and his family members; hosted a summer time college for a Kansas university; a camp for underprivileged ladies; a weaving tuition for ladies in the course of the New Deal; a vacationer hotel; and a number of other instances a personal place of abode. Townspeople, kids, the socially in demand, company and non secular leaders, workers, scholars, and traditional travelers—all have undergone her doorways at one time or one other and made the acquaintance of “Lady Estemere.” The ebook additionally describes alterations within the constitution and furniture of the most apartment over the years. Kim and Roger Ward bought Estemere in 1998, and the e-book records the broad paintings the Wards have conducted to revive and improve this gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian domestic and its outbuildings to a grandeur unmatched in its heritage. therefore, Estemere, after a hundred twenty five years, once more stands proudly because the “Crown Jewel” of Palmer Lake.

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