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Michigan’s Vanishing Train Stations: Architecture, History & Sense of Place

May 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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In the 2013 Michigan Notable Book, Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations, journalist Michael H. Hodges photographed and profiled 31 depots across the state, from Detroit to Three Oaks to Iron Mountain. Discover the evolution of the train station and the styles architects employed to both tame and exalt rail transportation. Touching on news accounts, literature, and film, Hodges also considers the central role the depot once played as the nation’s principle crossroads: a much-used, much-loved public space that has no real analog in American life today. A book-signing will follow the presentation.

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Date:
May 13, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
616.988.5400

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
Website:
www.grpl.org