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Purcellville
  

Purcellville (Hardback)

By Thomas, Meredith
By Purcellville Preservation Association
Foreword by Scheel, Eugene

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With so many of its buildings and architectural phases still intact, Purcellville's strong visual links clearly show how a typical rural town in America evolved. On the main road from the port of Alexandria west to Winchester, Purcellville's midway location allowed it to grow fro...m a simple drover's tavern to a turnpike stagecoach stop that was complete with hotel, livery, store, and blacksmith and wheelwright shops. The arrival of railroad technology in 1874 enabled Purcellville to become a mercantile hub for the fertile Loudoun Valley. Its growth blossomed around the train station, a block north and west of the original village. When divided highways replaced the railroad in 1968, Purcellville had a third surge of growth in businesses, schools, and homes on its fringes, now easily reached by automobile. Like rings on a tree, each of these growth layers represents the technology and society of the age.
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ISBN 9781531658694
Released NZ 11 Jul 2011
Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781531658694
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
Imprint Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Released 11 Jul 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Thomas, Meredith
By Purcellville Preservation Association
Foreword by Scheel, Eugene
Category Photographs: Collections
American History
Places & Peoples: General Interest
Number of Pages 130
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 975.528
Weight 413g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Purcellville (Va.) - History, Purcellville (Va.) - Social life and customs, Purcellville (Va.), Illustrated works
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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