ISBN: 1565547888; Author: McCaffety, Keri; Publisher: Pelican; Format: Hardcover;
The jewel of America's great avenues, St. Charles Avenue is a five-mile journey through a century of architectural styles. Intricate Queen Anne houses, stately Italianate mansions, and Richarsonian castles rise among the oaks and palms. Through it all, the world's oldest working streetcar line runs like a silver ribbon connecting the eighteenth-century French colonial enclave at one end to fin de siecle villas in the shadow of Audubon Park at the other. The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue takes readers behind the beveled-glass doors into gentlemen's parlors and dining rooms that gleam with Baccarat chandeliers and old oils. Many of these interiors have never been published, and none with the poetic touch of Kerri McCaffety.