Book, The Spirit of New York
New York State Capitol Store
With this well-researched and well-designed book, colorists of all ages can absorb a rich slice of history while they have fun coloring. Noted artist A. G. Smith has carefully rendered 43 famous New York State homes (all currently open to the public and many popular tourist attractions) in clear, crisp line drawings.
Among the houses depicted are the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, Frick Mansion, and Gracie Mansion, all in Manhattan; Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills; Sunnyside, the Tarrytown home of Washington Irving; the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester; the Alice Austen House on State Island; Olana, the exotic riverside home of artist Frederick Edwin Church in the Hudson Valley; the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn; and many more. Informative captions identify and provide background information on each house.