Richard Guy Wilson is Commonwealth Professor of architectural history at the University of Virginia. He is the author or joint author of fourteen books that deal with American and modern architecture and has served as an advisor and commentator for television programs on PBS, C-Span, the History channel, and A&E. His specialty is the architecture, design, and art of the eighteenth to the twentieth century, both in America and abroad.
A “palace” ruled by a “queen,” Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was commissioned by the beautiful and imperious Katherine Duer Mackay, wife of one of the country’s wealthiest men. Stanford White, the architect, wrote, &ldq...[SEE MORE]