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Lost Chicago

de David Garrard Lowe

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30th Anniversary These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of “progress.” Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department stores—including the world’s first skyscraper. Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been, and continue to be, recklessly squandered. Rare photographs and prints, many of them published here for the first time, document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, John Wellburn Root, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird, and Frank Lloyd Wright. But this remarkable book is much more than a portfolio of now-vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities, from the world-famous (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, Ben Hecht, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and Gustavus Swift, to name just a few) to the locally notorious. • “Lowe’s oversized love letter to the city of his youth keeps their memory alive.”—Forbes, Winter 2000 • “Lost Chicagocontain[s] 50 percent more photographs of demolished buildings than the 1975 original.”—New York Times, November 12, 2000 • “As a once upon a windstorm native of that big burg on Lake Michigan, I got more than a little nostalgic reading the text and looking at the pictures inLost Chicago. A worthy work of David Garrard Lowe.... Now it is out again, revised in a soft cover version for Watson-Guptill Publications. Wonderful history recalled, lasting memories remain.... Glad I refoundLost Chicago.”—Gary Stevens, syndicated columnist appearing in 62 papers nationwide • “The new revised edition ofLost Chicagois the subject of his lavishly illustrated lecture, organized in the form of an actual visit to long-gone structures in Chicago. The tour includes majestic hotels, legendary skyscrapers, glamorous old theaters, movie palaces that no longer exist and the fabulous mansions of Chicago families.”—Friends of the Library, Key West, FL, Feb. 2001 • “Lowe's elegant, and informative text is wonderfully enhanced with more than 270 rare, period photos and prints (many of them published here for the first time).Lost Chicagois a must for students of Chicago history, architecture, and personalities.”—The Bookwatch… (més)
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These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of "progress." Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department stores-including the world's first skyscraper. Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American... ( )
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  Tutter | Jan 8, 2015 |
Lost Chicago by David Lowe focuses on the buildings that have been torn down. Since I’ve never lived in the city and I'm new to the field of Chicago history and architecture, I got rather tired of the drama (this building has “disappeared” and this “gem” has been horrifically removed). Beyond that, though, the book provided a very general history of Chicago in between the photographs, starting with Louis and Clark and going through the Chicago fire and to the early 20th century. Because the focus was on the photographs of the now-torn down buildings, the history was not too dense for me. I learned about a little about the Chicago School of Architecture and I’m eager to learn more. I also found myself interested in some more of the history.
  rebeccareid | Aug 12, 2009 |
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30th Anniversary These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of “progress.” Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department stores—including the world’s first skyscraper. Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been, and continue to be, recklessly squandered. Rare photographs and prints, many of them published here for the first time, document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, John Wellburn Root, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird, and Frank Lloyd Wright. But this remarkable book is much more than a portfolio of now-vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities, from the world-famous (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, Ben Hecht, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and Gustavus Swift, to name just a few) to the locally notorious. • “Lowe’s oversized love letter to the city of his youth keeps their memory alive.”—Forbes, Winter 2000 • “Lost Chicagocontain[s] 50 percent more photographs of demolished buildings than the 1975 original.”—New York Times, November 12, 2000 • “As a once upon a windstorm native of that big burg on Lake Michigan, I got more than a little nostalgic reading the text and looking at the pictures inLost Chicago. A worthy work of David Garrard Lowe.... Now it is out again, revised in a soft cover version for Watson-Guptill Publications. Wonderful history recalled, lasting memories remain.... Glad I refoundLost Chicago.”—Gary Stevens, syndicated columnist appearing in 62 papers nationwide • “The new revised edition ofLost Chicagois the subject of his lavishly illustrated lecture, organized in the form of an actual visit to long-gone structures in Chicago. The tour includes majestic hotels, legendary skyscrapers, glamorous old theaters, movie palaces that no longer exist and the fabulous mansions of Chicago families.”—Friends of the Library, Key West, FL, Feb. 2001 • “Lowe's elegant, and informative text is wonderfully enhanced with more than 270 rare, period photos and prints (many of them published here for the first time).Lost Chicagois a must for students of Chicago history, architecture, and personalities.”—The Bookwatch

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