Reading Terminal and Market: Philadelphia's Historic Gateway and Grand Convention Center

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Hulking old train stations hold a nostalgic fascination for Americans, but no other turn-of-the-century depot can match the grip of the 1893 Reading Terminal on Philadelphians' hearts. The second part of the terminal's full name, the Reading Terminal and Market explains it, cor the Reading is treasured not just for wartime bustle, happy trips remembered, or the romantic steam and electric equipment that rolled into the 12th & Market station in halcyon times. For the massive Reading head-house office building and soaring train shed have sheltered an epicure's delight - a teeming marketplace that epitomizes the personal, neighborhood character of the nation's fifth-largest city. In "Reading Terminal and Market" Philadelphia's Historic Gateway and Grand Convention Center", Carol M. Highsmith and James L. Holton have frozen great memories in time. In rich text, mesmerizing historic photography, and fulsome photographs of the terminal reborn as southeastern Pennsylvania's stunning convention center, Highsmith and Holton capture the gritty story of a never-say-die landmark.

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Carol M. Highsmith is an architectural photographer in Washington, D.C. whose work has been published in well over 35 books to date. Her other books include a series of well over 30 travel books published by the Random House Value Publishing Cresent Books division. This series highlights a score of cities, states, regions and countries around the world. Highsmith's images have also been featured in magazines such as Life and Smithsonian as well as in exhibitions. Highsmith plans to give her thousands of 4x5 large format images to the Library of Congress. James L. Holton is a veteran of more than 50 years in the news business. The author of "The Reading Railroad: History of a Coal Age Empire", Holton is now retired in Reinholds, PA and paints scenes of Reading steam days while not engaged in various writing projects.

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