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Downtown : Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950
by Robert M. Fogelson

Overview - Downtown is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. Urban historian Robert Fogelson gives a riveting account of how downtown--and the way Americans thought about it--changed between 1880 and 1950. Recreating battles over subways and skyscrapers, the introduction of elevated highways and parking bans, and other controversies, this book provides a new and often starling perspective on downtown's rise and fall.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Downtown is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. Urban historian Robert Fogelson gives a riveting account of how downtown--and the way Americans thought about it--changed between 1880 and 1950. Recreating battles over subways and skyscrapers, the introduction of elevated highways and parking bans, and other controversies, this book provides a new and often starling perspective on downtown's rise and fall.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300098273
  • ISBN-10: 0300098278
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: May 2003
  • Page Count: 492


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