April 2000

Volume 51
Issue 2

Features 

The newspaper baron Robert McCormick was a passionate isolationist—yet his brief service in France in 1918 shone for him all his life and gave birth to an extraordinary museum

THE PLACE where the greatest early movie stars built their final homes is returning to life

American jazz musicians once enjoyed a freedom and respect in France’s capital that they could never win at home. Landmarks of that era still abound.

IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, CARS CAN STILL FILL UP AT A FOUNT THAT NURTURED THE AUTOMOTIVE AGE IN ITS INFANCY

Deciding to rescue a historic property is the start of what turns out to be a lifelong relationship as terrifying as it is exhilarating

THE TALLEST TOWN IN AMERICA GROWS TALLER STILL WHEN VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF ITS REMARKABLE PAST

On Manhattan’s Lower East Side you can visit a haunting re-creation of a life that was at once harder and better than we remember

April 2000

Departments 

History Happened Here

In the News

Letter From the Editors

My Brush With History

The Business of America

Then and Now

Time Machine