Lost Philadelphia

Lost Philadelphia

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by Ed Mauger
     
 

A nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp
 
Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Philadelphia institutions that failed to stand the test of time, such as the Horn & Hardart automat or the Market

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A nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp
 
Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Philadelphia institutions that failed to stand the test of time, such as the Horn & Hardart automat or the Market Street ferries. It highlights grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, and movie theaters that the age of television made redundant. Philadelphia's shipbuilding tradition is one of the more recent losses with the Navy Yard closing in 1995 and the historic Cramp & Sons shipyard disappearing much earlier in 1946. Other sites include Fairmount Water Works, The Great Central Fair, Music Fund Hall, Graff House, Masonic Hall, Smith and Windmill Islands, Grand Depot, Starr Garden, Lubinville Film Studios, Logan Square, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Metropolitan Opera House, Old Post Office, Arch Street Theatre, Betsy Ross House, Baker Bowl, Broad Street Station, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Stetson Hat Company.

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From the Publisher

"Astounding black-and-white photographs . . . the pictures alone are worth the price of admission."  —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909108448
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Lost Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
750,619
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Ed Mauger is the founder of Philadelphia on Foot, through which he fashions unique walking tours based on his in-depth knowledge of city history and architecture and of the streets and byways of old Philadelphia. He has appeared on Good Morning America, History Detectives, and the History Channel and is the author of Philadelphia in Photographs and Philadelphia Then and Now. He lives in Philadelphia. Bob Skiba is the president of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Lost Philadelphia 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brought back many happy memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave 2 as gifts and both parties really enjoyed reading through th books.