The new book “Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates” (Little, Brown) offers glimpses into American presidents’ second-most famous houses, from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Springwood in Hyde Park to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Written by Hugh Howard, with photographs by Roger Straus III, the tome also introduces readers to some lesser-known abodes, like Bill “The Man From Hope” Clinton’s birthplace in Hope, Ark. Here are some of the photographs and text from “Houses of the Presidents.”
Andrew Jackson: The HermitageThe elliptical curve of the stair adds to the drama of the central hall, but then so does the wallpaper at Andrew Jackson's home, “The Hermitage,” located in Hermitage, Tenn. Rachel Jackson originally chose the papers for the house; after the 1834 fire, Andrew's replacement was the same paper his late wife chose. Made in France by the firm of Dufour, the paper tells a story that appealed to Jackson, depicting the wanderings of Ulysses’ son Telemachus.Roger Straus III/Little, Brown and Company
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