Past & Present: Sedalia

Arcadia Publishing’s Legendary Locals Series
128 pages, 225+ photographs
Signed by the author

Sedalia’s rich architectural history began when visionaries erected wood-frame buildings prior to the Civil War. Stately brick structures later lined its downtown streets, signifying Sedalia’s status as Queen of the Prairie. Throughout Sedalia’s history, new generations have brought fresh ideas to enliven the city’s commerce and culture. This book is a tribute to Sedalia’s visionaries, past and present, and their legacy. It features more nearly 170 full-color photos, many never published.

Comparing our past to our present is how we understand our history. Arcadia’s Past & Present series makes such local comparisons available. Books in this series offer a special view of American life by placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs. —Arcadia Publishing