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Chicago Then and Now

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The latest installment in the popular Then and Now series showcases the capital of the Heartland and one of the premier cities in the nation and the world: Chicago. Chicago's change and growth over the last century is captured in this photographic history. Modern color photos sit side by side with black and white archival photographs. Every important building, avenue, neig ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 10th 2002 by Thunder Bay Press (first published November 1st 2000)
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Got this as a gift for someone, and it's sure worth the money! The quality is great, and some of the comparisons are surprising and interesting. If you're hoping for an overview, most of the "before" pictures were taken between the 1920s and 1940s.
Angela Garza
Buena explicacion breve de la historia y arquitectura de Chicago, y el analisis del pasado y presente de cada area.
Suzy Prybell
Jan 23, 2008 Suzy Prybell rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Architecture lovers, Chicago buffs
Recommended to Suzy by: Kelly F.
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This was an interesting look at the city from the Chicago Fire to present day. It was interesting to see the changes, and how unfortunately the beautiful architecture erected in the late 1800s was torn down for more functionally ugly buildings in the 70s. I did learn some about the city I've grown up in, and it really made me want to take the Chicago River architectural tour this spring. Nerd Alert.
As local interest works go, this one is pretty interesting. I wish there were more pictures of some of the old structures that have since been replaced by "modern," black-box buildings. This book can retail for a lot, so pick it up used if possible.
I love me a good picture book. So crazy trying to match up old Chicago pictures to what the city is like now. Also, I'm a little sad how many of the beautiful buildings were torn down. Architectural history, gone.
A great coffee table book for anyone interested in history or Chicago.
Beautiful pictures and interesting details about some places in Chicago. Very interesting to know which transformations happened along the years, and how places were before.
Sandy  Kemp
I read new 2nd edition by Kathleen Maguire. Quite enjoyable as I'm a Chicago-born girl.
Sean Evans
Chicago Then and Now (Then & Now) by Elizabeth McNulty (2000)
A wonderful trip down Chicago's memory lane.
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