Beverly Shores: A Suburban Dunes Resort

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Beverly Shores, Indiana, is a small resort community clustered along the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, approximately forty miles southeast of Chicago. The town is now an island of private resort homes surrounded by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a federal park. Beverly Shores: A Suburban Dunes Resort presents an extensive collection of architectural and environmental photographs that reflect the changes in Chicago society between the late 1920s and World War II. With this glimpse into Beverly Shores' past, readers of all ages will delight in discovering the unique heritage of this town in northwestern Indiana. From developer Frederick Bartlett's introduction of the Mediterranean Revival style of architecture, to Robert Bartlett's most enduring publicity stunt of buying pieces of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair and stationing them in the town, this architectural study includes nearly 200 vintage images of the evolution of this suburban dunes resort community.
ISBN: 9780738508047
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Jim Morrow is a preservationist of buildings considered of historic and architectural significance. He was issued the Servaas Memorial Award in 1996 from the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, which recognizes the achievement in creating public awareness for historic preservation. This book is an exploration of how the period's planning and architectural values shaped Beverly Shores.
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