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Railroad Stations: The Buildings That Linked the Nation #2019

Railroad Stations The Buildings That Linked the Nation Almost overnight railway lines sprawled across the United States quickly assuming a key role in America s rapid growth and development Linking these lines that crisscrossed the map were the stations

  • Title: Railroad Stations: The Buildings That Linked the Nation
  • Author: David Naylor
  • ISBN: 9780393731644
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Railroad Stations: The Buildings That Linked the Nation By David Naylor, Almost overnight railway lines sprawled across the United States, quickly assuming a key role in America s rapid growth and development Linking these lines that crisscrossed the map were the stations themselves, the very centerpieces physical and metaphorical of civic and cultural life in America.They were backdrops to commonplace comings and goings as well as public lectAlmost overnight railway lines sprawled across the United States, quickly assuming a key role in America s rapid growth and development Linking these lines that crisscrossed the map were the stations themselves, the very centerpieces physical and metaphorical of civic and cultural life in America.They were backdrops to commonplace comings and goings as well as public lecturers and evangelists, rallies and wartime troop movement outposts of Western settlement staging grounds for presidential whistle stop tours and destinations for a new class of tourists that arose at the turn of the twentieth century Reflecting a vast range of shapes, styles, and sizes, their architectural diversity defined them nearly as much as their hallowed place in American history.Organized by region, Railroad Stations The Buildings That Link the Nation captures all their expressions, from modest to glorious Here are rugged Western depots, ghost town stations in the Plains, an art deco masterpiece in Ohio, and grand urban landmarks Also showcased are related features such as waiting rooms and concourses, some with lavish displays of artwork elegant details including cornices, cupolas, campaniles, and clock towers adjacent train sheds and hotels carriage shops and roadhouses baggage carts and much, much .In over 600 striking archival plans, drawings, maps, and images many from panoramic and aerial perspectives, and taken by such noted photographers as Jack Boucher, Jack Delano, and Jet Lowe the stories of railroad stations big and small are charted, a visual feast of images chronicling the history and stylistic character of one of our nation s most iconic building types.An online portfolio showcasing all the images is available for browsing and downloading The portfolio also offers a direct link to the Library of Congress s online, searchable catalogs and image files.

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    1. For the past couple of weeks I ve been slowly enjoying Railroad Stations the Buildings that Linked the Nation, a collection of photographs of the United States wide variety of railroad stations, from humble one room shacks in the desert to astounding works of art that must rival even the cathedrals of Europe with their grandeur It was released just last year, and appropriately timed given that Grand Central Station in New York is celebrating a hundred years of service The book is a feast for arc [...]

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