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Main Street To Miracle Mile

Author : Chester Liebs
ISBN : 0801850959
Genre : Architecture
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Traces the development of diners, motels, drive-in movies, gas stations, miniature golf courses, supermarkets, and auto showrooms and examines the ways their architectural designs have changed
Category: Architecture

Modernizing Main Street

Author : Gabrielle Esperdy
ISBN : 9780226218021
Genre : History
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An important part of the New Deal, the Modernization Credit Plan helped transform urban business districts and small-town commercial strips across 1930s America, but it has since been almost completely forgotten. In Modernizing Main Street, Gabrielle Esperdy uncovers the cultural history of the hundreds of thousands of modernized storefronts that resulted from the little-known federal provision that made billions of dollars available to shop owners who wanted to update their facades. Esperdy argues that these updated storefronts served a range of complex purposes, such as stimulating public consumption, extending the New Deal’s influence, reviving a stagnant construction industry, and introducing European modernist design to the everyday landscape. She goes on to show that these diverse roles are inseparable, woven together not only by the crisis of the Depression, but also by the pressures of bourgeoning consumerism. As the decade’s two major cultural forces, Esperdy concludes, consumerism and the Depression transformed the storefront from a seemingly insignificant element of the built environment into a potent site for the physical and rhetorical staging of recovery and progress.
Category: History

The Buildings Of Main Street

Author : Richard W. Longstreth
ISBN : 0742502791
Genre : Architecture
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The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States. Likely to be enjoyed by both students and members of the general public seeking an introduction to commercial architecture, The Buildings of Main Streetmakes a significant and lasting contribution to American architectural history.
Category: Architecture

Main Street

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : UOM:39015054090355
Genre : City and town life
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"Main Street" tells the tale of a big-city girl who marries a physician and settles in a small town in the Midwest, only to fall victim to the narrow-mindedness and unimaginative natures of the town's residents. Introduction by Thomas Mallon. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Category: City and town life

Main Street

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : 9781775418078
Genre : Fiction
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Carol Milford is an exuberant, liberal-hearted woman who marries a man from a small town. After they marry they settle in his home-town, Gopher Prairie, which Carol finds narrow and ugly. She throws herself into reforming the town, but is met only with derision by her own class. She decides to leave, but finds that the world outside is just as flawed as Gopher Prairie. She remains uncowed, however, declaring "I do not admit that dish-washing is enough to satisfy all women!"
Category: Fiction

Main Street

Author : Alison Moss
ISBN : 1570715947
Genre : Photography
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The 1950s and '60s were the halcyon days of the American Dream. Life was easier, safer and altogether more innocent. Nowhere was this more apparent than the freeway, that symbol of the growth of American prosperity.American Retro is a wonderfully evocative collection of gift books celebrating the motels, diners, cars and Main Streets that were the landmarks of those great highways.Together with a selection of witty and nostalgic quotes, these charming books will be a perfect gift for those who remember.
Category: Photography

Mecca And Main Street

Author : Geneive Abdo
ISBN : 0198042582
Genre : Religion
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Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.
Category: Religion

Main Street Festivals

Author : Amanda B. West
ISBN : 0471192902
Genre : Architecture
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Celebrates small-town life with a guide to over seven hundred local festivals and events nationwide
Category: Architecture

Main Street

Author : Susan E. Kirby
ISBN : 0380774062
Genre : Children's stories
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In Illinois, during the summer of 1926, young entrepreneur Maggie Campbell sets up a roadside lemonade stand to service the numerous customers making their way along the newly constructed highway, Route 66. Original.
Category: Children's stories

Wall Street To Main Street

Author : Edwin J. Perkins
ISBN : 0521630290
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A 1999 biography of Charles Merrill, the founder of the world's largest brokerage and investment firm.
Category: Biography & Autobiography