Lost Youngstown

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The massive steel mills of Youngstown once fueled the economic boom of the Mahoning Valley. Movie patrons took in the latest flick at the ornate Paramount Theater, and mob bosses dressed to the nines for supper at the Colonial House. In 1977, the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company announced the closure of its steelworks in a nearby city. The fallout of the ensuing mill shutdowns erased many of the city's beloved landmarks and neighborhoods. Students hurrying across a crowded campus tread on the foundations of the Elms Ballroom, where Duke Ellington once brought down the house. On the lower eastside, only broken buildings and the long-silent stacks of Republic Rubber remain. Urban explorer and historian Sean T. Posey navigates a disappearing cityscape to reveal a lost era of Youngstown.
ISBN: 9781626198326
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Lost
Images: 77
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sean T. Posey is a freelance writer, photographer and historian. He holds a bachelor's degree in photojournalism and a master's degree in history from Youngstown State University. He is an adjunct faculty member in the department of humanities at Eastern Gateway Community College. His work has been featured in a variety of publications including Rust Wire, the Vindicator and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as in anthologies on Youngstown and Pittsburgh by Belt Publishing.
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