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Carson Pirie Scott by Joseph M. Siry
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Jan 03, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: research, american-1800s-yee-hah, history, nonfiction, 2014-tbr-challenge
Read from September 09 to October 06, 2014

Where I got the book: purchased used through Amazon.

The focus of this book is the building of the Carson Pirie Scott building on Chicago’s State Street, which was slightly later than the period I was researching, but there was so much useful information about the earlier development of State Street and department stores in general that I ended up buying a copy. Add to that the fact that it’s written in a very readable, entertaining style, contains loads of useful illustrations—photos, maps, and diagrams—has good notes and a very decent bibliography, and this one’s a keeper. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in the history of downtown Chicago.
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