An American Palace: Chicago's Samuel M. Nickerson Houseexplores the rich and varied history of one of Chicago's grandest Gilded Age residences. Commissioned by Chicago banker Samuel M. Nickerson, the house has survived a varied existence as a private residence, office space, and commercial gallery. Between 2003 and 2008 a meticulous restoration transformed the building into The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Today the Driehaus Museum preserves and interprets the home in order to promote the understanding and appreciation of historic architecture and design.
David Bagnall served as director and curator of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. David is an art historian and graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife and daughter.
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Hardcover | 120 pages | 84 color illustrations | 11.5 x 9