Cover ImageSpring 2004 (Vol. 85, No. 1)

Table of Contents


The Larrabees of Montauk
Meet a fascinating Iowa family from the past, in one of Iowa’s most beautiful homes.
by Mary Bennett

Sculptors Bissell and Rhind Collaborate with the Governor
Prominent U.S. sculptors commemorated Larrabee’s Civil War heroes in bronze.

Montauk Today: A House Still Alive with Activity
The mansion awakens all of your senses as it transports you back into the 19th century.
by Ginalie Swaim

Dress Detectives
Silks and stays, brocades and bustles—puzzling out the fashions of the past.
by Ginalie Swaim


Front Porch: Photographing the past.

One in a Million: Montauk’s architectural plans are testament to the tensions between Governor Larrabee, the builder, and Edward Townsend Mix, his talented architect.
By Mary Bennett