The Spencer Mansion: A House, a Home, and an Art Gallery

September 4, 2012|
The Spencer Mansion: A House, a Home, and an Art Gallery by Robert Ratcliffe Taylor
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Built in 1889 and now home to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Spencer Mansion is a magnificent building with a rich and layered history. With detailed research, historian and author Robert Ratcliffe Taylor describes the original appearance of the house, designed by William Ridgway Wilson for Alexander Green and his family, as well as its inhabitants over the decades. Also known as Gyppeswyk, after the village in England where Green wed Theophila Rainer, the house is more commonly referred to as the Spencer Mansion, after later owners David and Emma Spencer. The book also chronicles the brief period when the residence served as BC's Government House and concludes with the story of how the house came to function as an art gallery.

A unique book, The Spencer Mansion showcases a true gem of Victoria's architecture and history.

Robert Ratcliffe Taylor is the author of popular histories of Victoria's heritage architecture as well as several books on German history. He has a PhD from Stanford University, where he holds a major in modern European history and minors in medieval and Russian history. Robert is now professor emeritus in the history department at Bro...
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Title:The Spencer Mansion: A House, a Home, and an Art Gallery
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:216 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:September 4, 2012
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927129272

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