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St. Andrews, in the summer, is crowded with the kind of people who dress for dinner and describe their mansions as cottages

This is an absolutely delightful Maclean’s Magazine article written by a very talented Ian Sclanders. The year is 1952. It is summer in St. Andrews when Howard Pillow occupied “Kingsbrae” an estate located at what is now the entrance of Kingsbrae … Continue reading

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House Tour

The first Algonquin Hotel was built in 1889 and charged [fun fact] $3.00 to $5.00 per day. Eventually, guests started building their own summer “cottages” nearby. Sixty years ago, the St. Croix Courier [still publishing today] featured an article about … Continue reading

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About This House

Lindsay Shen has done a great service to all of us in St. Andrews with the recent publication of her book published by the Hong Kong University Press. “Knowledge is Pleasure” is a revealing portrait of the first owner of … Continue reading

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