The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Then & Now series is Plymouth by local author Brian Vincent Hill for the Plymouth Historical Society. Plymouth boasts more than 200 vintage and modern images comparing the city’s past and present.
As the home to Native American encounters, rugged pioneers, governors, state legislators, founders of political parties, landmark legal decisions, multimillionaires, scandals, patents and the largest international business of its kind, Plymouth has certainly received its 15 minutes of fame. Yet most citizens of Plymouth today only know it as a wonderful community full of parks, subdivisions and a quaint Norman Rockwell–like downtown.
Hill believes that “preserving and protecting our history not only contributes to the rich fabric of the community, but that it also increases and protects property values and commercial enterprise.”
Highlights of Plymouth:
• A portion of the profits from the book is being donated to the Plymouth Historical Society.
• All of the “then” images are from the historical society archives, some which have never been published.
• The images include some of Plymouth’s most landmarks, such as The Markham-Wilcox House, The Penn Theater, Kellogg Park, Dairy King, Cloverdale’s, Daisy Manufacturing and the Mayflower Hotel.
• The book shows the changes in Plymouth’s houses, businesses, churches, schools and streets over the last 100 years.
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