Bloomington Then & Now began as Bloomington Fading, a husband-and-wife effort on Facebook to document the many changes in the Bloomington landscape. The project's following grew to thousands who shared their passion for this unique and vibrant city, adding their own contributions.
Using side-by-side and super-imposed photographs, readers gain perspective of how Bloomington has evolved over the last 100 years. Historic information, newspaper clippings from yesteryear, and accounts and stories from long-time residents add context and depth to over 160 photographs. The result of the authors' tireless efforts and the broad community support, both material and financial, await you in the pages of Bloomington Then & Now.
Derek Richey and Jennifer Sommer-Richey are a husband-and-wife team and founders of the Bloomington Fading Project on Facebook. Their first book, Bloomington Then & Now, came out in November of 2012.
If you have old photos of Bloomington, don’t hesitate to contact them!
Bookstores and businesses carrying books in Bloomington: The Book Corner, Howard’s Bookstore, Monroe County History Center, Boxcar Books, Bloomington Antique Mall, Butler Winery in-town, TIS Bookstore.