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Each page of This Used to Be will challenge your view of the city around you. Local authors uncover the stories of perseverance, deliverance, tragedy, and past glory behind historic buildings that were once something else. Each structure has its own background, its own future, its own story. Explore your favorite city spots with a new vision, or discover a surprising past just beyond the familiar walls of the fascinating places throughout the city. This Used to Be helps you to explore your own neighborhood with a new eye, find places you remember from your youth, and appreciate a new part of town you’ve considered only as it is now. The This Used to Be series highlights:
  • luxury apartments that used to be factories
  • bookstores that used to be mansions
  • museums that used to be churches
  • parks that used to be cemeteries