ERIC Number: ED417095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Main Street in Iowa History.
Ruth, Amy, Ed.
Goldfinch, v18 n3 Spr 1997
This theme issue of "The Goldfinch" focuses on the main streets in Iowa's past. Residential and business patterns are discussed with an analysis of successes and failures. Efforts of young Iowans involved in preservation of a historic town square in their community are described. Activities, fiction selections, and nonfictional accounts of present and past main streets are included. An article on Main Street life describes the sights and sounds of main street long ago with photographs from earlier days. Another article about changes on main street recounts memories of modernization efforts including electrification in cities, livery stables yielding to parking garages, the new architecture resulting with window shopping, and expansion to shopping malls from the local general store. An article on main street festivals chronicles people's unchanging fascination with parades and celebrations on main street. (EH)
Descriptors: Architecture, Demography, Elementary Education, Family History, Local History, Material Culture, Social Change, Social Studies, State History
State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240-1806, phone: 319-335-3916; also available in alternate formats.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa