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While not nearly as opulent as some of the other homes on the list, the Chateau de Mores, built in 1883, was certainly larger and more luxurious than most prairie homes of its day. Built as a summer home and hunting lodge by the French Marquis de Mores, who hoped to strike it rich in America, it was occupied intermittently until his eventual financial ruin and return to France. Rescued from neglect and disrepair, the 26-room home was restored during the early 1900s and is now open to the public as a museum.
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