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Alexandroffsky schottisch composed and respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Thomas Winans by James M. Deems

Description

Sheet music cover of the work "Alexandroffsky Schottisch," the tune for a partnered country dance composed by James M. Deems and dedicated to Mrs. Thomas Winans (née Celeste Louise Revillon). The cover depicts "Alexandroffsky," the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Winans. It was located at 838 Hollins Street in West Baltimore on a tract bounded by Fremont Avenue and Baltimore, Hollis, and Callender streets. Thomas Winans accumulated a large fortune constructing the first railroads in Russia. When he returned to his West Baltimore home, he transformed it into the magnificent and exotic mansion known as Alexandroffsky. The home was surrounded by tall trees and gardens ornamented with replicas of classical statues. In this view of the carriage entrance, the steps are guarded by stone lions. When torn down in 1927, Alexandroffsky had been a landmark for nearly a century, and the area eventually was occupied by row houses and commercial establishments.

Date

circa 1858

Contributor(s) Notes

Composer: James M. Deems

Publisher

G. Willig, Jr

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

1988.61

Dimensions

16 x 20 inches (13.8 x 22.7 cm)

Extent

1 print

Resource ID

3630

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.