The City of Philadelphia as it Appears in the Year 1893: A Compilation of Facts for the Information of Business Men, Travelers, and the World at Large

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organization, 1893 - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 218 pages
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Page 54 - Arts, an institution devoted to the advancement of the Fine Arts, it was determined by the founders to make the collections-, of the Pennsylvania Museum as largely as possible illustrative of the application of art to industry, and the instruction in the School has constant reference to a similar purpose. The institution owes its origin to the increased interest in Art and Art Kducation awakened by the Centennial Exhibition in 1876.
Page 51 - The chief object of the Institute is the extension and improvement of industrial education as a means of opening better and wider avenues of employment to young men and women.
Page 135 - Thus, on a Sabbath morn, through the streets, deserted and silent, Wending her quiet way, she entered the door of the almshouse. Sweet on the summer air was the odor of flowers in the garden...
Page 128 - ... during the months of October, November, December. January, February, March and April in any year; Which motion prevailed.
Page 102 - The country lieth bounded on the East by the River and Bay of Delaware and Eastern Sea. It hath the advantage of many creeks, or rivers rather, that run into the main river or bay, some navigable for great ships, some for small craft. Those of most eminency are Christina, Brandywine, Skilpot, and Sculkil, any one of which has room to lay up the royal navy of England, there being from four to eight fathom water.
Page 11 - ... the consideration of the municipal affairs of Philadelphia. In it we have noted the advent of Philadelphia as a modern American municipality. The entire personality, if we may use the term, of the city is changed ; it becomes the creation of the Legislature, and every vestige of a close corporation is swept away. The city is now the place, and its inhabitants, all freemen, have a voice in the election of the municipal government. Throughout the period is manifest the ebb and flow of two distinct...
Page 140 - The great gateway in the centre is a very conspicuous feature ; it is 27 feet high, and 15 wide, and is filled by a massive wrought iron portcullis, and double oaken gates, studded with projecting iron rivets, the whole weighing several tons ; nevertheless they can be opened with the greatest facility.
Page 51 - ... light buff brick, with terra cotta ornamentations, and measures, on the ground floor, 200 by 200 feet. A richly-ornamented portal on Chestnut Street leads into a spacious entrance hall, the ceiling of which is supported by pillars of red Georgian marble. Beyond this is the central court, or quadrangle, 65 feet square and the entire height of the building, the ceiling being a skylight of stained glass, whence stairways lead to the upper floors and to the basement. Broad galleries surround the...
Page 61 - ... scientific and technical in character and is steadily increasing in numbers and importance. It embraces, in addition to the standard and current works on mechanics, physics and chemistry, pure and applied, the publications of the principal scientific and technical societies of the world, files of about 400 home and foreign scientific and technical serials accessible to all members in good standing, and complete sets of the British (and colonial), French, German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, Swiss...

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