Laura DeMarco, author of Lost Cleveland will talk about her book on Saturday, September 23rd at 5 p.m. Mac's Backs and will co-host the event with Steve Presser and Debbie Apple-Presser. The happy hour talk and reception will be at the Knitwear Pop-Up Shop, 1782 Coventry Rd, just down the street from Mac's.
Lost Cleveland is a photography book accompanied by histories of «lost» Cleveland landmarks, beloved cultural attractions, community assets and businesses that have closed. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, this book features much-loved Cleveland institutions that have been consigned to history. These include City Hall, Diebolt Brewing Co., Luna Park, Sheriff Street Market, Hotel Winton, League Park, Union Depot, Hotel Allerton, Leo's Casino, Cleveland Arena, Bond Store, The Hippodrome, Cuyahoga and Williamson buildings, Record Rendezvous, Standard Theatre, Hough Bakery, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Memphis Drive-In, and Parmatown Mall.
Laura DeMarco is an arts and culture reporter for the Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland. Her multi-media Lost Cleveland features are some of the most popular on Cleveland.com. A third generation Clevelander, she lectures at Cleveland schools, colleges and historical societies.