Jed Block to Present 'Now and Then: A Pictorial Analysis of Carson City Changes'
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:29am
Event Date:May 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
Jed Block will present a slideshow/talk on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Carson City Library. The title of the talk is "Now and Then: a Pictorial Analysis of Carson City Changes." Mr. Block has collected numerous pictures of Carson City's Carson Street and downtown area from earlier periods, such as the 1950s and 1960s, and compares them to recent photos of the same locations. These comparisons reveal a lot about the history of Carson City and the colorful people who shaped its future. The event is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Carson City Historical Society in cooperation with the Carson City Library.
Jed Block, a third generation Nevadan, was born and raised in Carson City, graduated from Carson High School, and has a BA in Communication from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Currently he sits on the Board of Equalization and the Historic Resources Commission, is Vice President of the Brewery Arts Center, and chairs the Redevelopment Authority Citizen Committee. He is very interested in Carson City History and would one day like to have a City Museum or a wing of the Nevada State Museum. His family owned business, State Agent and Transfer Syndicate, Inc., was formed here in Carson in 1903.
“Your Knowledge and Discovery Place”, Carson City Library, open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is located at the corner of Roop and Washington Streets. For more information call 887-2244 or checkout our website at www.carsoncitylibrary.org.