Behind the scenes in Minnesota's grandest homes

David Park House, Bemidji, 1937
David Park House, Bemidji, 1937
Matt Schmitt / Minnesota Historical Society Press

In previous books like "Lost Twin Cities" and "Once There were Castles,"" Larry Millett reflected on some of the great Minnesota homes and buildings that now exist only in photographs.

But in his new book, "Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes," Millett and photographer Matt Schmitt bring us into 22 houses from around Minnesota that have been restored and preserved.

The book, illustrated with over 200 photographs, tells the stories of the original owners and architects as well as the people who restored the homes to their former glory. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with author Larry Millett about the project.