Lost Chicago

Lost Chicago

by John Paulett, Judy Floodstrand
     
 

Famous landmarks, much-loved restaurants, sports stadia, movie palaces that really were palaces, pleasure gardens, piers and lake steamers, plus the Union Stock Yards—all make up lost Chicago

Some of Chicago's greatest architectural losses are represented here in this tribute to a bygone city of Chicago—the Stock Exchange Building; Midway

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Famous landmarks, much-loved restaurants, sports stadia, movie palaces that really were palaces, pleasure gardens, piers and lake steamers, plus the Union Stock Yards—all make up lost Chicago

Some of Chicago's greatest architectural losses are represented here in this tribute to a bygone city of Chicago—the Stock Exchange Building; Midway Gardens; the Marshall Field Wholesale Store; and buildings from the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the World's Fair that showed Chicago had bounced back from its ruinous fire of 1871. It also pays homage to the meat-packing industry, railcar construction, and mail-order business—industries that once drove the Chicago economy but have since moved on. Listed by date of loss, this collection traces a nostalgic path from the time it was known both as the Windy City and Porkopolis, and presents an astonishing range of vanished Chicago from the lakeshore mansions of the rich and famous, to communities built up by the city's immigrant workforce. It also includes photographic page spreads of Chicago trains, the village of Pullman, White City, Riverview Park, lake steamers, the Illinois Theater, Comiskey Park, Palmer House, the 1871 fire, and Grand Central Station.

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From the Publisher

"Beautifully illustrated in aged black-and-white photos and burnished with charming prose based on many years of research."  —Library Journal on Lost New York

"The pictures alone are worth the price of admission."  —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York

"Meticulous in its research and accessibly written and illustrated."  —Publishers Weekly on Lost San Francisco

"Is an immensely entertaining and beautifully illustrated book with great archival photography." — Beyond the Boat Tour.com

"For Chicago history and architecture lovers." — Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862059924
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Series:
Lost Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
402,999
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
"Beautifully illustrated in aged black-and-white photos and burnished with charming prose based on many years of research."  —Library Journal on Lost New York

"The pictures alone are worth the price of admission."  —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York

"Meticulous in its research and accessibly written and illustrated."  —Publishers Weekly on Lost San Francisco

"Is an immensely entertaining and beautifully illustrated book with great archival photography." — Beyond the Boat Tour.com

"For Chicago history and architecture lovers." — Chicago Sun-Times

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