As with his previous, award-winning books, Hafertepe has investigated archives, city directories, public records, and other sources to uncover fascinating details about the architects, builders, merchants, educators, and others whose work gave these buildings shape and substance and whose use gave them life. He discusses the styles, sketches the historical circumstances surrounding the buildings and their occupants, and actualizes the social, commercial, spiritual, and educational enrichment these structures housed and facilitated. Churches, synagogues, skyscrapers, banks, filling stations, and even the famous “silos” that now mark the location of Magnolia Market, made famous by the television series Fixer-Uppers, all factor into Hafertepe’s scholarly and entertaining treatment, accompanied by rich, full-color photography.
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Published by Texas A&M University Press