The Book of Philadelphia

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Jazzybee Verlag, 1926 - History - 208 pages

The book of Philadelphia is a title suggestive of a large task. Philadelphia is complex, old, still growing, and he who understands her and writes of his understanding so that others may share it must have energy, insight, and skill. Mr. Shackleton’s book bears ample evidence of his powers as an interpreter; his previous efforts at baring the souls of New York and Boston have given him a penetrating vision and a sureness of touch that find full scope in his book of Philadelphia. He has given us far more than a guidebook for the tourist or casual sojourner; his observations and comments have a character that should make the book even more valuable to Philadelphians than to outsiders.

 

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Contents

Chapter IInsiders And Outsiders
1
The Hidden Churches
7
Within A Nooked Courtyard
16
The City Of Franklin
20
The State House
31
The Hall Of An Ancient Guild
40
Quakers And MeetingHouses
46
Old Sections Of The City
55
The Fair Mansions Of Fairmount
123
A College Town Within The City
130
Some Distinguishing Traits
136
The Battle Street Of A Village
144
Out The Old York Road
153
The Wayne Line
161
The Three Bs Of The Riverside
167
Romance In Towns To The Southward
173

Streets And Ways
64
Romantic Business
75
Art And Artists
81
Some Actors And Authors
89
The Place Of Clubs
100
A City Of The Classic
109
From City Hall To Memorial Hall
115
Valley Forge
178
As Far As York And Lancaster
184
Some Benefactions Old And New
189
South Of Market Street
194
A Feudal City
199
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