"Upstate New York is studded with fascinating historic houses, and Chuck D’Imperio has chosen his favorites. As he did in his earlier books about museums and monuments, he provides thorough descriptions, personal observations, and details about visits. Get ready for some great road trips!"—Beth Luey, author of At Home: Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts
"You will discover murder, mayhem, life, death, love and heartbreak, all of the elements of a great novel in Chuck D’Imperio’s book, Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes. Except, this is not a novel, it’s a book that showcases homes turned into museums that are open to the public."—A Time and a Place Magazine
Celebrated Upstate New York author Chuck D’Imperio takes readers on a unique tour of some of the most fascinating and little-known historic homes across the state. From the stunning neoclassical mansion of the Clarke family tucked away on a hill in Cooperstown to the ramshackle Catskill Mountains cottage of famed naturalist John Burroughs, this book offers the architectural and historic background of New York’s more famous residences. Each one has an intriguing story, and D’Imperio invites you to learn not only about the homes but also about the influential people who lived in them. With detailed information on visiting hours, directions, and the author’s own notes, this guidebook is essential reading for all New York State history buffs and the ideal companion for your next Upstate road trip.
Chuck D’Imperio is the author of several books about Upstate New York. His most recent titles include Unknown
Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures and A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the
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6 x 9, 240 pages, 53 color illustrations, 2 maps