The Courthouse and the Depot: The Architecture of Hope in an Age of Despair : A Narrative Guide to Railroad Expansion and Its Impact on Public Architecture in Georgia, 1833-1910

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The Courthouse and Depot in Georgia is not an architectural history, but a history narrated by architecture. This is a book about small towns because the South of 1910 was small towns. It is a book about courthouses because, more than any other building of that era, courthouses symbolized the collective self-image of the townspeople. Similarly, it is a book about depots because depots symbolized the hopes for a promising future, and the neglect of these depots symbolizes the disappointment of those hopes.

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Wilber W. Caldwell is the author of "The Courthouse and the Depot: The Architecture of Hope in an Age of Despair " (Mercer University Press; 2002) and "Searching for the Dixie Barbecue " (Pineapple Press; 2005). He lives in Atlanta.

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