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In “Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities,” Larry Millett immortalizes the impressive homes that populated Minneapolis and St. Paul.
“The lost mansions of the Twin Cities constitute a graveyard of sumptuous dreams that extends into almost every corner of St. Paul and Minneapolis proper, and to Stillwater on the east and Lake Minnetonka on the west,” writes Millet.
“It is hard to say how many great houses are gone, but at least 500 can be accounted for in public records and photographic archives, while others exist only in the yellowing pages of obscure old atlases. Even the most magnificent mansions sometimes had shockingly brief lives.”
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