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Brereton, Austin. (1884). The Exposure of the Davenport Brothers. In Henry Irving: A Biographical Sketch. New York: Scribner and Welford. Ruby near-shimmied her way between them. “I absolutely insist you attend my father’s party this Friday.” And when it opens patrons are quite literally set to get a taste of the old with the new. Read More Related ArticlesLocated in the heart of downtown and just steps from the Spokane River and Centennial Trail, The Centennial by Davenport Hotels is focused on providing you unique and memorable experiences in a dog friendly environment.
There is Olivia, the beautiful elder Davenport daughter, ready to do her duty by getting married . . . until she meets the charismatic civil rights leader Washington DeWight and sparks fly. The younger daughter, Helen, is more interested in fixing cars than falling in love—unless it’s with her sister’s suitor. Amy-Rose, the childhood friend turned maid to the Davenport sisters, dreams of opening her own business—and marrying the one man she could never be with, Olivia and Helen’s brother, John. But Olivia’s best friend, Ruby, also has her sights set on John Davenport, though she can’t seem to keep his interest . . . until family pressure has her scheming to win his heart, just as someone else wins hers. Olivia rolled her eyes. Her best friend was terrible at hiding her interest in her brother. “He does have to eat,” she teased.As children, Olivia and Helen had been close. Together with their maid Amy-Rose, and later Ruby, they turned the grounds of their family estate into their very own kingdom. They spent hours in the gardens, evading their governess. When the time came for Olivia to make her societal debut last spring, she decided to do away with childish things, hoping Helen would follow her example. Instead, Helen seemed to be barreling in the other direction. As Harold guided the carriage through the gates of Freeport Manor, Olivia couldn’t imagine a more beautiful welcome after a long day. The Davenport mansion stood at the edge of one of Chicago’s most elite neighborhoods, where their estate dwarfed those around them. The Davenport family also bought and converted the old Bath House mansion, from which Bath Row took its name, and converted it into offices.