1979 DOWNTOWN SELMA ALABAMA REVITALIZATION PLAN along Broad Street & Water Avenue with Many ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATIONS
HAT'S GOOD ABOUT DOWNTOWN?: A Handbook for the Economic and Aesthetic Revitalization of DOWNTOWN SELMA, ALABAMA. An illustrated development plan for Downtown Selma, produced by Nicholas H. Homes, Jr., Consultant.
Published by Nicholas Holmes, Consultant, in association with the City of Selma's Community Development Office.
Softcovers, 8.5x12 inches, approximately 100 unnumbered pages. Most pages are illustrated with drawings of existing buildings alongside drawings of proposed changes to the buildings. The buildings being considered for revitalization are all along BROAD STREET and WATER AVENUE, Selma.
Copy previously owned by the San Francisco Architectural and Planning firm of Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris SMWM, one of the few such firms that was owned by women. The company's stamp is on the title page, the inside rear cover, and perhaps elsewhere; there is also a card pocket on the rear cover with the company's stamp.
GOOD condition, the book is just lightly used and would be graded higher BUT for the fact that the binding glue used on this book is notoriously weak, the title page is starting to come loose and will easily do so with a little tug, the book will likely crack at the binding and loosen pages if over opened, and you can count on some pages coming loose over time (the case with ALL copies of this report) though none have at present. Nonetheless a wonderful illustrated look at the changes to downtown Selma that were proposed in 1979. Take a walk down Broad Street and Water Avenue and see how many of the changes were implemented and how they look in reality. Better? Worse?