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Author Covington, Howard E., Jr., 1944-

Title Lady on the hill : how Biltmore Estate became an American icon / Howard E. Covington, Jr.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  975.688 COVINGTON    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  975.6 COVINGTON    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-317) and index.
Contents A centennial celebration -- George Vanderbilt's dream -- Edith Vanderbilt -- Judge Adams -- The National Gallery's wartime vault -- A curiosity or a treasure -- The airport fight -- Homecoming -- Mr. C -- The music room -- Presentation versus preservation -- Voice in the wilderness -- "Be reasonable--do it my way" -- Biltmore by the bottle -- Putting it right -- Lady on the hill -- Afterword / by William A.V. Cecil.
Subject Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.) -- History.
Asheville (N.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Cecil, William A. V.
Mansions -- Conservation and restoration -- North Carolina -- Asheville.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- North Carolina -- Asheville.
Chronological Term Geschichte
Other Form: Online version: Covington, Howard E. Lady on the hill. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2006 (OCoLC)606491404
ISBN 0471758183 cloth
9780471758181 cloth
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