Laura DeMarco

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About Laura DeMarco: Laura DeMarco is an arts and culture reporter for the Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland. She specializes in local history and lost landmarks, an interest that began with teenage adventures through abandoned buildings and Cleveland’s industrial wastelands. Laura lectures at Cleveland schools, colleges, and historical societies on the history of Cleveland. She has also written for the Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland Scene, Alternative Press, Magnet magazine and publications of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  A third-generation Clevelander, she grew up listening to her grandmother's and parents' stories of Euclid Beach Park, Municipal Stadium and downtown department stores and loves to share these with new generations.

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Laura DeMarco's Speaking Engagements: Laura DeMarco delivers a 20-image walk down Cleveland's memory lane, appropriate for any audience at about 30 minutes. Audience: Adult or Teen.



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LOST CLEVELAND (2017): "Lost Cleveland" explores the rise and the fall and the spirit of a gritty city that clawed its way back. Over the course of 144 pages, the 11-by-9.5-inch hardcover book chronicles beloved institutions and iconic places that were consigned to history yet continue to shape the identity of the city.

"Lost" places include architectural gems, elegant theaters, famous concert halls and stadiums, legendary music clubs, grand department stores and bustling factories that helped turn Cleveland into America's fifth biggest city—and one of its most prosperous. With 65 entries and more than 200 photos, "Lost Cleveland" also revisits the city's rise as an economic powerhouse assembled by industrialists like John D. Rockefeller, when factories packed with immigrants helped build America and spawned a rich culture.

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