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Evanston, Illinois (Postcard History Series)
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Evanston, Illinois (Postcard History Series)

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by Mimi Peterson
 

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Enjoy a trip through historic Evanston. See how Davis Street and Sherman and Orrington Avenues appeared around the beginning of the 20th century. Learn how Fountain Square has evolved and how the Merrick Rose Garden is connected. See Northwestern University as it was founded, along with early Evanston’s lakefront, city hall, library, and post office. Many of

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Enjoy a trip through historic Evanston. See how Davis Street and Sherman and Orrington Avenues appeared around the beginning of the 20th century. Learn how Fountain Square has evolved and how the Merrick Rose Garden is connected. See Northwestern University as it was founded, along with early Evanston’s lakefront, city hall, library, and post office. Many of the buildings shown in this book are still standing, while others have been demolished. In some postcard views the stately elm trees of later decades are seen as saplings. The Library Plaza Hotel, North Shore Hotel, and Georgian Hotel are here as well, along with the historic schools, churches, train depots, and, of course, Grosse Point Lighthouse, which all helped shape the city in its formative years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738551890
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
491,041
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Mimi Peterson is a longtime Evanston resident and community activist. She is cofounder of To Rescue Evanston Elms (TREE), the organization that spawned preservation of the city’s historic elm population. Peterson creates a visual essay using nearly 200 vintage postcards to share a unique snapshot of Evanston in the early 1900s.

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Evanston, Illinois (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mimi Peterson has delved deep into her extensive postcard collection to share with readers the history of Evanston, Illinois, the home of Northwestern University and Vice-President and Nobel Prize winner Charles Dawes.The streets of Evanston are in constant development always reaching to be up to date and modern while keeping a calm North Shore exterior, watch it happen image by image in this impressive photographic history.
Nonpartisan More than 1 year ago
At last, a photographic history of Evanston, Illinois, home to Northwestern University, Rotary International, and many headquarters of national organizations. Mimi Peterson takes you all around town, sharing her extensive postcard collection of images through the years of Evanston and how it has grown. A terrific gift for any one from the North Shore who has driven down Sheridan Road or shopped on Sherman Ave.