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Synopsis: This lavishly-illustrated book is the definitive guide and reference work for the 100-block Monte Vista National Historic District, two miles north of downtown San Antonio. It includes 139 illustrations (some in color), maps, notes, bibliography and both a general index and an index of architects and their works. Monte Vista survives nearly intact from the city's Gilded Age--1890 to 1930--when newly-prosperous residents built the finest neighborhood of the era remaining in Texas. The district's vintage homes, both elaborate and modest, were designed by more than two dozen distinguished architects in an unusual variety of styles, from Queen Anne to Prairie to Tudor to Spanish Colonial Revival. In addition to describing the finest landmark homes block by block, San Antonio's Monte Vista deals with the dynamics of developers and the lifestyles of original residents, and of their servants as well.
About the Author: Donald E. Everett is professor of history emeritus at Trinity University, where he chaired the history department from 1967 to 1981. A native of Auburn, Alabama, he graduated from the University of Florida and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Tulane University. After noting disturbing similarities between residential decline near Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and that near Trinity, where he still lives, Dr. Everett became a leader in organizing an association that obtained historic district zoning protection and reversed Monte Vista's decline. With the research incorporated in this book he laid the basis for the effort that culminated in 1998 with the Monte Vista district's listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Title: San Antonio's Monte Vista: Architecture and ...
Publisher: Maverick Publishing Company
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Maverick Publishing Co, San Antonio, TX, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st edition. San Antonios Monte Vista: Architecture and Society in a Gilded Age 1890-1930 by Donald E Everett. Published by Maverick Publishing Co, San Antonio, TX, 1999. 1st Pbk Ed 1st Pr. Paperback. 4to. 149 Pgs. Foreword by W. Eugene George. The 100-block Monte Vista National Historic District survives nearly intact from San Antonio's ''Gilded age,'' when newly-prosperous residents built the finest neighborhood of the era remaining in Texas. Here architects drawn to the burgeoning city from across the country designed homes both elaborate and modest in an unusual variety of styles, from Queen Anne to Prairie to Tudor to Spanish Colonial Revival. This book portrays the creative designs that whape Monte Vista as well as the lifesypes of those who lived there during the heady times when San Antonio was the largest city in the largest state. Description text copyright 2017 BooksForComfort. Item ID 31898. book. Bookseller Inventory # 31898