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St. Louis Then and Now [Hardcover]

Elizabeth McNulty
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Jan. 1 2011 Now and Then
Pairing historical black-and-white images of notable locations with specially commissioned photographs of the same scenes as they are today, Thunder Bay Press's Then and Now series reveals the fascinating developments and cultural changes that took place. Available in standard and compact editions, this best-selling series makes an ideal souvenir or gift for travelers and locals alike.

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Elizabeth McNulty was born and raised in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri. She attended graduate school in New England and is the author of Boston Then and Now, Chicago Then and Now, and St. Louis Then and Now, among others. She is a member of the Missouri Historical Society and the Bostonian Historical Society and currently lives in San Diego, where she works in the publishing industry.

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There is something in having passed one's childhood beside the big river, which is incommunicable to those who have not," wrote famed modernist poet T.S. Eliot, born and raised in St. Louis. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation Aug. 13 2003
Growing up in Saint Louis and having recently moved back, this has made me appreciate my city for what it once was and what it may become. This book is well put together and the research is obviously impeccable. It has no social agenda or views as many historical books do, but it just shows exactly what it says, "then and now". It was very enjoyable. The best gift I can give fellow St. Louisan's for any occasion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book; but nothing great March 13 2004
This is a good book. It has pictures of about 70 locations in St.Louis then and now. Old pictures are from mid-19th century to mid-20th century. It would have been more interesting if a smaller period (may be a decade) in the past was selected and the pictures during that period were compared with now. Also, many of the new pictures are not taken at the same angle as the old ones, so some pictures don't give a good comparison. You can't adjust the old pictures, but the new ones could have been definitely adjusted. Historical narrations of some of the pictures are interesting, but more of that could have been added. All in all, a good book to be placed on the coffee table.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonder conversation piece Aug. 13 2003
This book has given myself and my family members, as well as guests hours of enjoyment and 'lots to talk about. Thanks.
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As a lifelong resident of St. Louis who was wary of being downtown except for Cardinals baseball games, I and many others like me are just now discovering what a historic gem our downtown are truly is.
After picking up the "walking tour of downtown" book published by Charles Brennan a year or so ago, I began to appreciate the beautiful buildings that are being renovated for lofts and condos. Hungry to learn more, I found a brilliant web site called builtstlouis.net with synopses of many downtown structures. I highly recommend that site to anyone interested in the history of downtown St. Louis.
Finding that site simply made me more curious about downtown, so I turned to Amazon.com, and found this spectacular book that helps put things into perspective when comparing the way St. Louis was at the turn of the 20th century compared to how it appears today. Much of the grand history of St. Louis still exists, and I urge anyone wanting to know more to buy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A PERFECT GLIMPSE AT THE EVOLUTION OF ST. LOUIS July 26 2003
By Zim
This book is well put together and provides a beautiful and informative look at the history of St. Louis. It sits on my coffee table and is a great conversation piece. I have bought this book for a few of my relatives and all of them would agree that this is a wonderful book. It is a must have for any St. Louis resident, yet it offers a unique look at St. Louis for anyone who wants to see how the city has changed over the years.
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