Pop culture writer, Laura Demarco shows Cleveland’s holiday past with vintage photographs of the art and architecture of bygone eras.

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Laura DeMarco is the author of the books “Lost Cleveland" and “Cleveland Then and Now.” Laura 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. She covers historical preservation, cultural institutions, immigrant groups, neighborhoods and the forgotten stories of Cleveland’s most interesting characters. She lectures at Cleveland schools, colleges and historical societies on these topics and more. 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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