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Even today, having your wedding covered by a prominent newspaper is a coup. For socially prominent Brooklynites in the late 1800s, everyone who was anyone vied to have the Brooklyn Daily Eagle report on their ceremony and reception.

For the 1889 wedding of Miss Florence Gould Travis, however, readers were also treated to an epic description of her lavish new home. Florence was not just marrying one of Brooklyn’s finest, most sought-after architects.

She was marrying the great Montrose Morris. And their home was spectacular.

Over the past seven years, I’ve written more than a thousand Buildings of the Day and hundreds of Walkabouts and Past and Present columns — all under the screen name Montrose Morris. In the process, I’ve learned a great deal about Brooklyn and its magnificent architecture and history.

I’ve been passionate about chronicling stories about the fascinating people, places and events that have slipped through the cracks of time. It’s important to know the past as we rush headlong into the future.

I’ve long dreamt of writing a book about these passions. And now I will be doing just that. It will be Brownstoner’s first in-print publication, to be released around holiday time of 2016.