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A Capital Idea: An Illustrated History of the Capital Hotel

Weintz, Steven B.

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ISBN 10: 1557287279 / ISBN 13: 9781557287274
Verlag: University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A., 2002
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Arkansas/Little Rock. A fine hardcover copy. Light shelf wear. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine jacket with small label near spine tail. NOT ex-library. 144pg. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; ISBN: 1557287279. ISBN/EAN: 9781557287274. Inventory No: 013533. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013533

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Titel: A Capital Idea: An Illustrated History of ...

Verlag: University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hard Cover


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The Capital Hotel is uniquely beautiful, with its cast-iron façade and marble lobby, its high-ceilinged rooms, and its rich history. Since its opening in 1876, it has been the stage for the struggles, schemes, and dreams of generations of politicians, debutantes, prostitutes, carpenters, and businessmen. And a wide variety of owners and visionaries has shaped the hotel's fortunes, among them the Yankee entrepreneur who started it all; the Italian immigrant family who kept it going in its worst days; the architect who envisioned new lives for old buildings; and the financiers and craftsmen who brought the Capital to its current glory as a luxury hotel. The story of the Capital Hotel is also the story of Little Rock, and of many American cities: built in the commercial boom of the 1870s, in full flower at the turn of the century, battered by the Depression, optimistic in the postwar era, but decrepit by the late 1960s, then renovated in the 1980s and thriving today. This lavishly illustrated volume traces the history of the hotel from its origins as a commercial building to its spectacular renovation into a jewel of downtown Little Rock.

About the Author:

Steven B. Weintz is a commercial writer with over twenty-five years of experience with a variety of book and magazine publishers. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he started his career as a copywriter at an ad agency in Manhattan, worked for four years in marketing and circulation at Reader's Digest, and moved to Little Rock in 1987 to help launch the publishing division of Leisure Arts, now owned by Southern Progress/Time Warner.

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