This is the only guidebook to Gastonia's many vanished landmarks. Within these covers you will take tours of the city as it was just as its vitality was being sapped by eastward movement and development that began during the 1970's and reached a crescendo by the turn of the century. You will witness the final days of Downtown as the retail and social center and see, step by step, the development of the railroad-lowering project that is now referred to as merely "the ditch."
A Glimpse As It Passed is "a sentimental scrapbook of memories and images of buildings and sites that were once part of the fabric of daily life in the Combed Yarn Center of the World." More than 600 copies sold!
A Glimpse As It Passed: Scenes from a Vanished Gastonia, North Carolina, 1972-1992