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A Delavan Residential Treasure Revealed

A guest room in the Allyn Mansion, Delevan

You'll be in for a historic architectural treat when you join authors M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman and photographer Zane Williams at an event celebrating the release of their latest book, "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes," on Thursday, November 11, at 7 pm. The public is welcome to stop in and tour Delavan's Allyn Mansion, a magnificently restored 1885 Queen Anne-style home. The mansion, featured in "Wisconsin's Own," will station 20 Victorian-style costumed docents throughout the house to answer questions. The authors will give a short talk in the main hallway at 8 pm with a book signing to follow in the dinning room. The Allyn Mansion will provide refreshments.

Varied Architectural Styles Represented in 'Wisconsin's Own'

The cover of "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes"
"Wisconsin's Own" tells the story of the considerable contribution Wisconsin's historic homes have made to American residential architecture. The houses profiled in "Wisconsin's Own" are a mix of public ones you may have visited and private homes you've been hoping for an invitation to explore. These homes are representative of varied architectural styles in Wisconsin, from an Italianate mansion along the Mississippi River and an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods to a 14-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. Other architectural masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan represent the Prairie School.

Williams' magnificent photography complements the writing of Wasserman and Connolly to offer an intimate tour of Wisconsin residential treasures that have endured the test of time.

:: Posted November 4, 2010

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