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Landmark History of New York : Also the Origin of Street Names and a Bibliography (Reprint) (Paperback)
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In a city like New York, governed by a spirit of tearing down and rebuilding at short intervals of time, it is not surprising that landmarks have been destroyed and that old places have been in danger of losing their historical associations. Fortunately, of late, through the worthy efforts of certain patriotic societies, many of the more important historic sites have been determined and marked by suitably inscribed tablets. These memorials serve the double purpose of awakening attention and of investing with an air of reality the events they perpetuate. They are, however, but isolated mementos, bearing a suggestive phrase or two that have meaning only to the student who has delved into the city’s past. To make clear the full significance of these tablet-marked sites, to visit them in their chronological order, together with other landmarks worthy of consideration, and to weave around these rlics and reminders of other days an interesting, graphic, and precise story, has been the object of this little work.
Number of Pages: 285
Genre: History, Architecture, Photography
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Albert Ulmann
Street Date: January 30, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-6285
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