Adolph Sutro: A Brief Story of a Brilliant Life

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Press of San Francisco photo-engraving Company, 1895 - 56 pages
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Brief biography of Adolph Sutro, mine engineer, mayor of San Francisco (1895-1897), developer of the Cliff House and Sutro Baths, Sutro Gardens, and book collector.
 

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Page 5 - An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
Page 5 - Each office of the social hour To noble manners, as the flower And native growth of noble mind...
Page 54 - ... patriotism sings paeans for him who, in the hour of the nation's struggle, sent the ringing gold of mercy to chime with the flashing steel of valor. Unnumbered deeds of private generosity attest his secret charities.
Page 21 - With this uncurrent capital he went into business on the water front. For nine years he worked hard in what is called petty trade, buying, selling, keeping a limited supply of the best cigars and tobacco; living...
Page 41 - Those wonderful expressions of architectural skill — airy, graceful, yet substantial — are located in a wave-worn cove at the foot of the cliffs, and brought to utilitarian perfection by a triumph of engineering invention.
Page 45 - The seats, arranged in tiers, form an amphitheatre, facing the ocean side of the structure, and are walled with glass of many colors.
Page 42 - Four are, each, twenty-eight by seventy-five feet. The depth of the water varies from two to eleven feet. All these tanks are walled and floored with creamy concrete, deluged or drained when desired by the simple turn of taps.
Page 41 - Ocean's briny caverns, by a complete system of tunnels and canals, so ingeniously devised as to supply the receptacles with both hot and cold currents, and drain them, after use.
Page 42 - Five hundred dressing rooms, perfectly ventilated, heated, lighted by electricity, furnished with showers, soap, toweling, bathing suits and all necessary toilet articles, are reached...
Page 21 - Sutro readily grasped the meaning of this excitement, being among the first to take passage on a sailing vessel bound for the port of San Francisco.

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