Great American Railroad Stations (used)
published by Preservation Press (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
Bustling nerve centers of a dynamic young society on the move, grand last farewells and first welcomes for millions of weary travelers, enduring monuments to the birth of the world's first truly modern nation, railroad stations played a central role in the shaping of the Unites States and its unique culture. Now, in this, the definitive guide to America's great railroad stations, writer and architectural historian Janet Greenstein Potter tells the stories of more than 700 of these masterpieces.
An excellent guide for on-site and armchair travelers alike, this lavishly illustrated guide provides a generous mix of historical and practical information. Potter provides a detailed biographical profile of each station, covering the year of construction, name of original railroad, designer, style, and materials. Focusing on buildings that are still standing, she discusses depots that have been restored as well as those on the verge of distinction, explains what the station is used for today, and describes its current condition form a preservation/restoration standpoint. And, with the help of more than 500 beautiful archival photographs and detailed drawings, she helps you gain a fuller understanding of what these structures were like in their heyday.
For quick, easy reference, the book has been organized by region. Stations in all 50 of the United States are covered, and the street addresses of each building have been provided. Offering an unparalleled opportunity to experience the grandeur and vitality of a bygone ere, this book is an indispensable resource for travelers, architects and design professionals, preservationists, and train and transportation enthusiasts.
Made In: United States
Product Condition: Used
Product Type: Book > Softcover Book
Janet Greenstein Potter
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