Chicago Then and Now (Then and Now Thunder Bay Series)

Chicago Then and Now (Then and Now Thunder Bay Series)

by Elizabeth McNulty
     
 

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Since it first grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago blossomed into a vibrant, progressive city with a landscape unlike any other. See how much the Midwest’s cultural center has changed — and how much it’s stayed the same — in Chicago Then & Now.

  • Unstoppably prosperous in the mid-1800’s, Chicago was laid to waste
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Since it first grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago blossomed into a vibrant, progressive city with a landscape unlike any other. See how much the Midwest’s cultural center has changed — and how much it’s stayed the same — in Chicago Then & Now.

  • Unstoppably prosperous in the mid-1800’s, Chicago was laid to waste by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The remarkable period following the fire gave rise to some of the world’s greatest architects and engineers — in fact, Chicago was rebuilt within two years and was soon known as the “world capital of modern architecture.”
  • Birthplace of the Soaring Chicago School and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School of architecture, Chicago is a treasure trove of amazing buildings.
  • Explore some of Chicago’s best-loved landmarks like Wrigley Field, Washington Park, Sears Tower, John Hancock Building, and St. Patrick’s, the city’s oldest church and survivor of the Great Fire, with intriguing archival images paired alongside modern photos.
  • Whether you’re just blowing through the Windy City, or happen to be a lucky resident of the area, you’ll find lots of satisfying material in this convenient, take-along edition.

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This volume pairs archival b&w photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries with color views of the diverse and dynamic city of today. The images tell how following the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1871, Chicagoans went to work, rebuilding the entire city within two years, and hosting the World's Columbian Exposition within the next 12. They show the result of the work of the nation's foremost architects who were on the ground floor of skyscraper technology (so to speak) and designed three of the tallest buildings in the world today. Oversize: 11.5x10<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592237326
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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