"Downtown" by Robert M. Fogelson

Downtown Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950 Robert M. Fogelson

Publication date:
13 Jun 2003
492 pages: 232 x 156 x 32mm
50 b/w illus.

A history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. Urban historian Robert Fogelson gives an account of how downtown - and the way Americans thought about it - changed between 1880 and 1950. Recreating battles over subways and skyscrapers, the introduction of elevated highways and parking bans, and other controversies, this work offers a perspective on downtown's rise and fall.

Robert M. Fogelson is professor of urban studies and history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

'[A] well-written synthesis...Downtown is a superb overview of this important subject' - Urban Studies