Then and Now 150 Years

Colorado Springs Then and Now 150 years book

Some of the ‘Then and Now’ Pictures You’ll Find 

Colorado Springs Then and Now Celebrating 150 Years Book

Hardcover, coffee table book, 195 pages, including 75 pairs of “then and now” photos

Photographer’s notes section with comments on all photos.

Introduction by Mike Pach

Forewords by Mayor John Suthers, Matt Maberrry (Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum) and John Spears/Brett Lobello (Pikes Peak Library District)



Local Pickup / Delivery available to those living within Colorado Springs city zipcodes only. 



U.S. Only 

Rhonda Van Pelt, editor
Not only has Mike chronicled the past 150 years in Colorado Springs, he’s encapsulated life as it looked in 2020 and 2021, which will give our descendants an enlightening glimpse into life during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’ve lived in Colorado Springs a year, a decade or your entire life, you’ll learn something fascinating about this city and the people who built it — and the people who make it special today.
Tim Boddington, President, Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs
It quite beautifully brings history to life and the narrative is essential to understanding the history of that moment captured one hundred and fifty years ago and in one case connects multiple generations of a family to the present as in the case of the Stroud family history. This is a unique photographic project created for a special historical event. It is beautifully photographed and the accompanying text is wonderful reading.
Jodi Bowersox, Award-winning author and president of the Colorado Authors League
Mike Pach's Colorado Springs, Then and Now has enough treasures of the past to satisfy the history buffs, but with the comparison of today to quench the thirst of sociologists and urban developers. A 2022 CAL Awards finalist, Pach's book is a true keepsake for when today becomes tomorrow.
Roger P. Hadix, Author of Baseball in Colorado Springs
As Colorado Springs entered their sesquicentennial, one thing was absolutely necessary, documentation. Mike Pach's book, is the quintessential answer to that herculean task. His Then & Now book is informative, easy to read and quite inspirational.
Linda Kittiel
It’s also a loving gift not just to the city but to all of us who live here! I confess to having had a visceral, almost tearful, reaction looking at the photos and reading the history behind them. It really was eye opening to see some of the stark differences between then and now, and some of the similarities, as well.
Barbara Adams
This book is absolutely one of the best gifts I've ever received!!
Karen Fallahi, DBSA Colorado Springs
I particularly enjoyed your notations in the back of how each photo came about. I want to say how happy I am you've received recognition for your fine work over the years and wish you continued success in all you do.
Carrie Wilson Stroud
I am a retired art teacher, educator and principal. The book has given me immeasurable joy and happiness, and has truly educated me about my family. Thank you so much for your authenticity, research and hard work to complete a valued work for the ages.
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Colorado Springs Stores Carrying 'Colorado Springs Then and Now Celebrating 150 Years' Availability will vary.

Art 1eleven — 111 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs

Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum — 517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs

1350 Distilling — 520 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs

Hooked on Books — 3918 Maizeland Rd and 10 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs

Visit COS Vistor Center —  515 S. Cascade, Colorado Springs

Poor Richard’s Bookstore — 320 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Cacao Chemistry Chocolatier — 109 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Art Etc. — 18 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs

Covered Treasures Bookstore — 105 2nd Street, Monument, CO

Academy Art and Frame Company — 7560 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs

A Likely Story Bookshop — 24 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs

Books for You — 1737 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs

Terra Verde Boutique — 208 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods Trading Post — 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, CO

Western Museum of Mining & Industry — 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College — 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO

Photos Used with permission from the following:
Native Americans - Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library, Special Collections Flying Machine - Photograph courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District, 487-268 Fire Station 1 - Photo courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District, 013-884 Motley Crue - Photo courtesy of Todd Caudle. USAFA Chapel - Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Academy Tesla - Photo from the Corbis Historical Collection, Getty Images Hill Climb - Photo courtesy of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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