New book explores the lost era of Youngstown

Lost Youngstown captures the history of the city and the city’s landscape.
Lost Youngstown captures the history of the city and the city’s landscape.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Urban explorer and historian Sean T. Posey  will release a book about Youngstown on April 11, 2016.

Posey explores the history of Youngstown through photographs of a disappearing cityscape to reveal the lost era.

The massive steel mills of Youngstown once fueled the economic boom of the Mahoning Valley. Movie patrons took in the latest films at the Paramount Theater, and mob bosses dressed to the nines to go to the Colonial house.

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company announced the closure of steelworks in a nearby city in 1977. The fallout of the mill shutdowns erased many of the city’s beloved landmarks and neighborhoods.

Lost Youngstown captures the history of the city and the city’s landscape.

Posey is a freelance writer, photographer and historian with a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He holds a master’s degree in history from Youngstown State University.

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