Philadelphia and Its Envirous: A Guide to the City and Surroundings

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J.B. Lippincott, 1896 - 257 pages
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Page 47 - Whereas, The prosperity and welfare of any people depend, in a great measure, upon the good education of youth and their early instruction in the principles of true religion and virtue, and qualifying them to serve their country and themselves by breeding them in reading, writing, and learning of languages and useful arts and sciences suitable to their sex, age, and degree, which can not be effected in any manner so well as by erecting public schools for the purposes aforesaid.
Page 63 - That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
Page 165 - Managers of the Philadelphia Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor.
Page 193 - ... supplemental compensation department. He is a director of the Michigan Workmen's Compensation Mutual Insurance Company of Detroit, an association composed of Michigan manufacturers for the purpose of making such payments as workmen are entitled to under the Michigan Workmen's Compensation Act, and which is one of the best institutions of its kind in the United States. It may be said that Mr. Dort's idea in acquiring wealth is that it may be used as a means for greater service, it being well understood...
Page 22 - ... this work, instructing them gratuitously, and seldom failing to make them experts in the business of mechanical drawing. In a year or two this part of Broad Street will be unequaled in the State for the number and beauty of its public edifices. On the corner of Filbert Street the New Masonic Temple rears its stately head high above the neighboring houses. It is built of granite, dressed at the quarry and brought to the temple ready to be raised at once to its place ; so that what was said of...
Page 186 - THE WISTAR INSTITUTE OF ANATOMY AND BIOLOGY. THE LABORATORY OF HYGIENE. THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTISTRY. THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE. THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL. THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. THE MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY.
Page 132 - Locomotives, Steam Cars and Tramway Locomotives, Plantation Locomotives, Oil-Burning Locomotives. Adapted to every variety of service, and built accurately to gauges and templates after standard designs or to railroad companies
Page 214 - The view from the piazza of the house is one which can scarcely be surpassed in America. Our engraving, though drawn by one of the first landscape painters in the country, gives but a faint idea of its beauty. It is one of those grand effects of nature and art combined which man must acknowledge his inability to represent adequately on paper.
Page 197 - Considerable sums by way of endowment have been subscribed by liberal citizens, and it is to be hoped that the example thus set may be emulated by others. Near the Girard Avenue entrance to the Garden is the bronze group, by Wilhelm Wolf, called "The Dying Lioness," which is reTHE DYING LIONESS.
Page 113 - The Academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the city of Philadelphia.

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