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Cynthia Levinson <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 18 May 2010 13:08:13 -0400
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Fascinating, Kevin. I've wondered what happened to his home in NY  
because of its connection, literally, to the Telharmonium.

I hope to see you next week.
Cynthia

On May 18, 2010, at 11:53 AM, Kevin Mac Donnell <[log in to unmask] 
 > wrote:

> Here's a news story about the destruction of Mark Twain's home  
> (1904-08) =
> at 21 Fifth Avenue. If you thought you knew the whole story, you  
> might =
> be surprised. Commercial exploitation may have been as much a  
> motivation =
> for the supposed efforts to save the home as for those who destroyed  
> it. =
> Just another reminder of how lucky we all are to have the libraries, =
> homes, relics, and resources of Hartford, Hannibal, Florida,  
> Redding, =
> MTP, etc.
>
> http://www.nypress.com/article-21159-the-fall-of-the-house-of-twain.html
>
>
> I can't help but wonder what ever happened to the ceiling beams, the =
> iron fencing, the marble fireplace and mirror, and the front door  
> that =
> were apparently salvaged...
>
> Kevin
> @
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> 9307 Glenlake Drive
> Austin TX 78730
> 512-345-4139
> Member: ABAA, ILAB
> *************************
> You may browse our books at=20
> www.macdonnellrarebooks.com

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