I am pleased to report, as publisher of this blog, I have signed a contract with McFarland & Co. in North Carolina for a book covering the architects of America’s neoclassical period which roughly covers the period 1880 through 1935. I wrote a sample chapter on the life and commissions of Horace Trumbauer as part of the book proposal.
The proposal was approved by the editorial board and a contract was issued, which was signed in September. Three years of researching and writing lay ahead. I hope during that time ownership of Lynnewood Hall will pass from its current owners to responsible parties who can commit to is preservation and restoration.