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Philadelphia:

FACTS IN RELATION TO THE PROGRESSIVE INCREASE, PRESENT CONDITION, AND FUTURE PROSPECTS, OF PHILADELPHIA, AS CONNECTED WITH THE PERMANENT LOCATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

J. Sharp, Philadelphia: 1838 Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, 24pp. Light wear, Very Good. In order to answer "the question of the location of the new Public Buildings," the author examines "the condition of the city about the period of the erection of the present state-house" in the early 1730's. He discusses the division of Philadelphia into ten Wards, the housing in each Ward, population, commercial, trade, shipping data through 1777, "when the British were in possession of the city." The author examines post-revolutionary changes in these matters-- particularly housing, public building construction, property valuations, and public improvements-- until the 1830's. The impact of "the great and rapidly increasing trade with the West" renders "the western part of the city" the most dynamic; the location of its public buildings must reflect that fact. FIRST EDITION. AI 50267 [5]. Sabin 61649. Not in Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 18541

Price: $150.00

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