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Carson Pirie Scott by Joseph M. Siry
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Dec 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: research, american-1800s-yee-hah, history, nonfiction

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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December 16, 2011 – Shelved as: research
December 16, 2011 – Shelved
April 17, 2013 – Shelved as: american-1800s-yee-hah
April 17, 2013 – Shelved as: history
April 17, 2013 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 9, 2014 – Started Reading
October 6, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 30, 2014 – Shelved as: pending-review

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