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Chicago's Loop, Illinois (Then and Now Series)
     

Chicago's Loop, Illinois (Then and Now Series)

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by Janice A. Knox, Heather Olivia Belcher
 

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Chicago's famed "Loop" is said to have gotten its name from the route of a cable car that looped the central business district in 1882. Since then, much has changed. This book captures the evolving urban landscape of the Chicago Loop, with a collection of over 100 vintage images, each coupled with its contemporary counterpart. Few cities are as renowned for their

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Chicago's famed "Loop" is said to have gotten its name from the route of a cable car that looped the central business district in 1882. Since then, much has changed. This book captures the evolving urban landscape of the Chicago Loop, with a collection of over 100 vintage images, each coupled with its contemporary counterpart. Few cities are as renowned for their architecture as is Chicago. The impressive skyscrapers in and around the Loop give Chicago a skyline second to none. And with more than three dozen historic landmarks, the Loop is home to many of the city's most recognized structures. From a 19th century trading post to the great financial, business, and entertainment districts of the 21st century, Chicago's Loop: Then and Now documents the growth and changes of the Windy City's downtown.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
Chicagoans are fierce boosters of their architectural heritage, and this little book--which pairs vintage images with their contemporary counterparts (the corner where the Columbus Memorial building stood in 1915 is now occupied by Old Navy, for instance)--will be of great interest to those who want to deepen their knowledge of our urban landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738519685
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Series:
Then and Now Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,284,571
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


Authors Janice A. Knox and Heather Olivia Belcher are both native Chicagoans and collectors of Chicago memorabilia. Ms. Knox is an information services executive and history buff, and an active member of the Chicago community. Ms. Belcher is a high school student at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and, in addition to her academic pursuits, participates in journalism and photography. Together they have created a book that shows us the Chicago we know and love today, along with a clear echo of the city's rich, ever-changing landscape.

Authors Janice A. Knox and Heather Olivia Belcher are both native Chicagoans and collectors of Chicago memorabilia. Ms. Knox is an information services executive and history buff, and an active member of the Chicago community. Ms. Belcher is a high school student at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and, in addition to her academic pursuits, participates in journalism and photography. Together they have created a book that shows us the Chicago we know and love today, along with a clear echo of the city's rich, ever-changing landscape.

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Chicago's Loop, Illinois (Then and Now Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just purchased this book from an independent bookstore in Chicago and I am really enjoying reading and looking at the wonderful photographs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just borrowed this book from the local library and thoroughly enjoyed reading it from cover to cover. I now going out to purchase it for my own collection. Great book to have in your car while you drive around the downtown area. Kudos.....5 STARS!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this terrific book and I highly recommended to anyone who is interested in Chicago's central business district. Both the historic and contemporary pictures were very interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book and highly recommended it to others. I've been away from Chicago for many years, and now having this book brings back fond memories of the past. The text accompaning the wonderful photographs was very informative. Kudos for a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just moved here from Toronto Canada and I really enjoyed receiving this wonderful book to acquaint me with this wonderul city. Once the weather gets a bit better, I plan on exploring the downtown area. I see a lot of similarities between Chicago and my hometown and this book was a great introduction to the city. Job well done!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the nice compact book showing evolution of downtown Chicago. I collect many regional history books and this one ranks among the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished this nice book about the Chicago 'Loop' area. It was a nice introduction to a city that I remember my grand parents talking about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just checked this book out of a library and now I am going to buy my own copy. I work in the Loop and have often taken the cityscape for granted. This book helped provided a nice background and history of the downtown Loop area. I plan on taking more walking tours now on my lunch hour. The photography is terrific, both the historical and contemporary scenes. Great Book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just received this book as a birthday present and also as an incentive to visit relatives in Chicago. I've been told how beautiful the city is and now can't wait until winter is over to visit. The book is very enlightening and I really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will be a excellent complement to my many guidebooks on Chicago. I'm planning on taking out of town guests to the places pictured in the book. It will be fun to relive the past. Wonderful pictures. Very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before retiring, I once worked in Chicago business district and was really surprised how interesting it was to visit these old places. This book is a nice addition to any library. Very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just received my mother's day gift early from my son and I was quite pleased in getting something other than flowers. This great book really make me homesick and I just called by son that I would be visiting Chicago soon armed with my book to visit my old haunts. I love my gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading the reviews so I couldn't wait to purchase this book. As a long-time resident of Chicago, it was delightful to find interesting facts that I didn't know. The photographs are fabulous. I especially loved the Chicago Board of Trade photographs and the street scenes around the Loop area. I highly recommend getting this great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just picked up this outstanding book. It brought back lots of fond memories and made me realize how much I miss home. Job well done!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used to live in Chicago, and the Loop area has always been the best part of it all. There you'll find great old buildings mixed with modern buildings like the Big John. This is a great book for those who want to become familiar with the Loop and Chicago area.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted a reintroduction to Chicago and just picked up this lovely book that really mades the downtown Loop area come alive with the historical perspective paired with the contemporary photographs. The accompanying text was helpful in providing facts and information I didn't know about the Loop. Before winter sets in I plan on taking a walking tour of the Loop with this book as my guide. Well Done!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently relocated to Chicago with my husband and one of my new neighbors gave me this nice book to acquaint me with Chicago's past and current locations. It has been a very fun adventure to explore the business district with this great book. I recommend this book and plan on purchasing copies for family and friends back home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just picked up this wonderful book that is a terrfic guidebook and contains a lot of unusual history of the Chicago Loop. Both the historic and contemporary photographs were well chosen to display the central business district of this wonderful city. As person who used to live in Chicago, this book brought back fond memories of my past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift in preparation for my move to Chicago next month. I'm looking forward to this relocation and can't wait to visit the many sites depicted in the book. This is a great complement to the many quidebooks that I've already purchased. Very enjoyable and I plan to purchase additional copies for my friends and family to convince them to visit me once I'm settled.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that shows the progress that Chicago has made. This book made a wonderful Chicago birthday gift for my friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a life-long resident of this great city, I really enjoyed this book. It provides a wonderful portrait of our great city, past and present. The contemporary photography is a great tribute to the historical views of the downtown area. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a person who is in his twenties, I find this book to be very informative. Having grown up in Chicago and now living in Washington, DC I am able to look at this book and marvel at my home town. It is amazing how both of the authors were able to catch the essence that makes Chicago so appealing to all who visit the city. I would like to commend both Mrs. Knox and Ms. Belcher on a job well done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great coffee table book that not only provides some extraordinary photos of the Loop long again, but expertly pairs each with some excellent contemporary views of the scenes today. In addition, unlike most pictorial books, the text is well-written and is informative. This book is a recommended addition to every library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a student now living away from Chicago and love the downtown area, I really enjoyed receiving this book from my parents. There are some fantastic pictures and along with very interesting informative comments. I especially loved the street scenes that although are familiar have changed through the years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a former resident of Chicago, I found this book to capture the real essence of the city. Not only did it show the usual tourist attractions, but it clearly illustrated the business and commerce culture of this great city. The photography was excellent - it really made the book. The authors apparently did a lot of research to get information about Chicago THEN. It was really informative.