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The Wedding Gift

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"I had a feeling of quiet, probably caused by the thick rugs, heavy draperies and dark paneling which was fashionable at that time." These words, written by Charles Duncan's granddaughter in a school essay, best describe the house encapsulated in yellow brick.

The 55-room estate was built in 1907 by Charles Duncan, a lumber baron and

president of the Great Northern Power company, and it served as a wedding present to his wife.

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