Monthly Archives: July 2016

What’s a Girl to Do? Nineteenth-Century Lifestyle Guides for Young Ladies

To quote pop star Cindi Lauper, “Girls just want to have fun,” and it was often the same in the nineteenth century. Plus ça change, as they say. There were just a lot more rules back then. And let’s not … Continue reading

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Greek Revival Mystery: Who Designed the Bartow Mansion?

  The present proprietor has lately erected a fine stone house, in the Grecian style, which presents a neat front with projecting wings. Robert Bolton Jr., A Guide to New Rochelle and Its Vicinity, 1842 Robert and Maria Bartow wanted … Continue reading

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