Long considered dead, Danville's downtown has experienced a resurgence that rivals that of many southern cities, even larger ones, because of its wealth of structures that have provided block after block of living history.
During the eighteen months spent writing Why The Last Capital Of The Confederacy Became A Capital Attraction, Koplen has tracked Danville's resurgence in ways that explain why the population of the downtown has gone from near zero to more than 1400 residents.
Although Why The Last Capital Of The Confederacy Became A Capital Attraction ends with the completion of the more than $26,000,000 restoration of the former Dan River Mills Research facility, its ending actually marks the beginning of the sequel already being written.
That second book will focus on another area of downtown; completion of its transformation will be the story of the sequel.
Koplen has worked closely with Danville officials who have guided the revitalization. His work as a lecturer and writer and professional photographer has resulted in a book that is both a good read and is also enjoyable to meander through.
More than 200 pictures are included.
Why The Last Capital Of The Confederacy Became A Capital Attraction captures the vitality that has become an irresistible feature of historical downtown Danville, Virginia!