Richardson, the Architect and the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Building

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Cincinnati Astronomical Society, 1914 - Architects - 128 pages
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Page 41 - ... occupy, and enjoy, by gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, and the same to sell, convey, and dispose of, all such real estate and other property as may be necessary and convenient for the support and transaction of business of said Chamber of Commerce, or which may be conveyed to the same for the security or in payment of any debts which may become due and owing to said Chamber of Commerce...
Page 79 - Whereas the great and constantly increasing importance of the commerce of this city, in the opinion of this meeting, requires the organization of a Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade, for the purpose of establishing uniform regulations and unison of action in the promotion of its mercantile interests ; therefore, "Resolved, that a committee of fifteen persons be selected to draw up a code of regulations for the government of such a body, and subject the same to an adjourned meeting, to be held...
Page 12 - It would not cost me a bit of trouble to build French buildings that should reach from here to Philadelphia, but that is not what I want to do.
Page 115 - Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of the human mind ; the noblest record of its intelligence.
Page 56 - ... when Peck was active. Richardson had addressed this issue in his design for the Allegheny County Court House in Pittsburgh, a city whose atmosphere was comparably polluted. In his description of his competition project of January 1884, Richardson wrote: As to architectural effect, with the atmospheric difficulties of the locality in view, the design has been to provide a building the character of which should depend on its outlines, on the massing and accentuation of the main features representing...
Page 44 - ... permitted to congratulate the members of the chamber upon the practical completion of the conditions which would secure, beyond doubt, a site for the future home of the association. In December, 1880, Henry C. Urner, then president of the chamber, and Richard Smith, visited Washington, by appointment of the chamber, to aid in the completion of the contract, which, before their return, was signed by the secretary of the treasury on the part of the government, and subsequently by the president...
Page 6 - Promoting the study of astronomy and the allied sciences; the advancement of knowledge in related lines of research; the establishing and maintaining of astronomical and astrophysical instruments, equipments, real estate and buildings in the city of Cincinnati or its vicinity; and for the purpose of securing and administering trust funds for the permanent endowment of the astronomical and astrophysical researches of the Society and its members.
Page 80 - At a meeting convened on the 2Qth of the month for the election of officers, to serve until the regular annual meeting in January following, the committee on members reported 199 names ; and the first election resulted in the choice of Griffin Taylor, president ; RG Mitchell, Peter Neff, SB Findley, John Reeves.
Page 12 - Springfield in his impatience to learn the committee's decision and was awaiting it in an outer room. When it was told him he burst into tears and exclaimed, " That is all I wanted — a chance.
Page 119 - ... history of their development, in accordance with the principles of sidereal evolution ; and of what the future has in store for them. The first problem has for its purpose to determine where the stars are and whither they are going. It has been ably treated under the head of astrometry. The second seeks to determine the nature of the heavenly bodies — what the stars really are. This field of inquiry is well named, astrophysics. • Delivered at the St. Louis International Congress of Arts and...

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