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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: "Seattle Now & Then, The Historic Hundred"
Town Square: "Seattle Now & Then, The Historic Hundred"

Historian Paul Dorpat and photographer Jean Sherrard give an illustrated talk on their new book "Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred." Public historian Paul Dorpat's popular column "Seattle Now and Then" has appeared in The Seattle Times more than 1,800 times since 1982. Each column told a unique story about Seattle by juxtaposing a historic "then" photo with a "now" image of the same place. Most of Paul's recent "now" photos have been taken by Seattle teacher, actor and photographer Jean Sherrard. "Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred" is a culmination of Paul and Jean's partnership and showcases the most compelling columns in a beautiful and remarkable coffee-table book. Co-sponsored by Historic Seattle and Historic Wallingford.