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America's Castles: Industrial Barons DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 22, 1998

From a classic Newport mansion to a Miami hideaway for a Midwest magnate, tour homes built with the fortunes forged during the Industrial Revolution.

The Industrial Revolution made America into a superpower and turned entrepreneurs into magnates, making millions for the lucky few fortunate enough to have the savvy, skill, knowledge and luck to emerge on the top of the heap in a changed world. In the early 1900s, many of the newly rich celebrated their good fortune by building stunning homes that announced their owners' place in the cream of society.

INDUSTRIAL BARONS visits three of these homes in a privileged tour that offers a look back at the high life during the gilded age. In Milwaukee, the Pabst family brewed up a fortune, and stayed close to home with the Pabst Mansion. Another Midwest magnate, John Deering, took his money south and built a castle in Miami he christened Vizcaya. Finally, return to the bastion of AMERICA'S CASTLES®, the seaside resort of Newport, for a behind-the-scenes tour of The Elms, the posh summer home of coal magnate Edwind Berwind.

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