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LOST BOSTON is a visual feast, a stunning presentation of a city's physical development, and an eloquent appeal for the preservation of what makes the city special. Bringing history to life with more than 350 photographs and prints, Jane Holtz Kay traces Boston's evolution brick by brick and block by block, creating what THE WASHINGTON POST hailed as "an elegant architectu ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 30th 1999 by Mariner Books (first published November 19th 1980)
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"In the United States a man builds a house in which to spend his old age, and he sells it before the roof is on [in the] bootless chase of hte complete felicity which forever escapes him."

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A book about a city that was--I wish more art deco/art nouveau storefronts survived urban renewal in Boston.
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