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Society Hill And Old City

Author : Robert Morris Skaler
ISBN : 0738538183
Genre : History
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In the 18th century, Society Hill was home to wealthy merchants and many members of the federal government. In Old City, artisans and workmen lived and worked in small row houses like those on Elfrerth's Alley. As Philadelphia developed, it abandoned its Colonial center. Almost forgotten by 1900, Society Hill had become home to poor immigrants and its once gracious houses had become run-down tenements, shops, and warehouses. Yet, at the same time, Society Hill remained Philadelphia's banking and insurance center. Beginning in the 1960s, under the direction of city planner Edmund Bacon and the National Park Service, this neglected neighborhood was restored. Society Hill and Old City documents how these two neighborhoods looked in the early 1900s. The book's carefully researched narrative and vintage images tell the story of these historic neighborhoods.
Category: History

Assessing Urban Design

Author : Richard W. Berman
ISBN : 0739112171
Genre : Architecture
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Assessing Urban Design is a resource to better understand how people recognize the physical environments that surround them. Touching on issues of urban design, planning, architecture, historic preservation, and tourism, Richard W. Berman combines theoretical essays and empirical research to explore waterfront sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Yokohama, Japan. Berman's research consists of photo surveys and interviews conducted on the waterfronts of the two cities. His findings are useful in deepening our understanding of people's preference in urban design and historic preservation. This book is an important work for scholars and students of architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, and tourism.
Category: Architecture

What Is Society Hill

Author : Philadelphia (Pa.). Redevelopment Authority
ISBN : UOM:39015037342808
Genre : City planning
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Category: City planning

Old Philadelphia Houses On Society Hill 1750 1840

Author : Elizabeth B. McCall
ISBN : 9781442227729
Genre : Architecture
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Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses—perhaps as many as any other comparable area in the United States. This book presents, in text and pictures, the stories of its outstanding Colonial and Early American mansions and dwellings and simple row houses; its churches and other exceptional historic buildings. Old Philadelphia Houseson Society Hill contains both notes and illustrations on the design and architectural details of early Philadelphia row houses. There are also enlightening chapters devoted to such famous places as Bell’s Court, the Drinker House and Drinker’s Court, the Head House and Old Market, the Hill-Physick-Keith House and the Latta House, Old Pine Street Church and the Pennsylvania Hospital, the Man Full of Trouble Inn and many others, all complemented by photos. Featured are the uses of brick and the traditional design and decoration of the period’s interiors, showing antique furniture and prevailing modes of interior decoration. The 150 photographs strike a nice balance of exteriors and interiors, showing characteristic basics and details of structure and charming furniture pieces and accessories of old-time daily living. Tidbits of information concerning such personages as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Dr. Benjamin Rush and other eminent Americans are scattered throughout the book.
Category: Architecture

Historic Preservation In The Usa

Author : Karolin Frank
ISBN : 9783662047675
Genre : Science
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Since the 1960s, public attention has been drawn increasingly towards the thematic link between historic preservation and urban planning. Nowadays, the organized historic preservation movement in the USA is more than a mere "yearning for history": it represents an active and integral part of urban planning in US cities. In order to approach these planning, economic, and social issues in the field of historic preservation, this book analyzes a variety of interdisciplinary methods, focusing on four selected historic districts within the central business districts of Philadelphia and Boston (in the north) and Charleston and Savannah (in the south).
Category: Science

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Author : Jeffrey Tumlin
ISBN : 9781118127629
Genre : Architecture
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"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zippingfrom here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmarethat is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeplyimpacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has neverbeen more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to bethis way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable TransportationPlanning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips andtechniques that will allow us to quite literally take back ourroads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive ourtransportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your HouseRight: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning,architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and socialpolicy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recentdecades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this bookprovides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achievetheir cities? economic development, social equity and ecologicalsustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improvingeach mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancingthe needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtownstreet, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.
Category: Architecture

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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ISBN : 9781405369442
Genre : Travel
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The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country is your indispensible guide to this exciting region. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of Philadelphia's must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this famous region has to offer. DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country will help you to discover Philadelphia region by region; from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car, or horse and buggy. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country, even explaining month by month information about Philadelphia throughout the year. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country - showing you what others only tell you.
Category: Travel

Old Philadelphia In Early Photographs 1839 1914

Author : Robert F. Looney
ISBN : 9780486317830
Genre : Photography
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215 rare vintage views — from first daguerreotype made in America (1839) to eve of World War I — capture the charm of yesteryear: panoramas, street scenes, landmarks, Lincoln's visit, 1876 Centennial Exposition, more.
Category: Photography

Another One Of Riley S Pianos

Author : John J. Riley
ISBN : 9781425111441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A story of a small one man piano retail and restoration business over a period of 58 years. His life, times and the raising of his family.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Hard Way

Author : Julie Luongo
ISBN : 9781429968942
Genre : Fiction
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Lucy Venier changes careers and boyfriends as often as she changes her socks. Although gifted with wit and creativity, the one thing Lucy lacks is focus. While being someone she's not, be it crime reporter or sleep-deprived law student, Lucy's one constant is art. Her insatiable desire to create is fueled by her offbeat life experiences. But unfortunately by day Lucy must hide her creativity under her business suit. As if figuring out her life isn't hard enough, all of Lucy's friends are getting married. But Lucy's not sure if she's capable of living happily ever after. With a string of loser former flames, giving up seems to be the best option. But then there's Ben—Lucy's Mr. Right who comes at completely the wrong time. But is he truly The One? Did Lucy miss her chance? In the tradition of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, The Hard Way is a scrapbook of stories from Lucy's life. As she discovers more about the people around her, will she finally begin to understand herself? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Frog Commissary Cookbook

Author : Steven Poses
ISBN : 9780307826442
Genre : Cooking
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Originally published in 1985, The Frog Commissary Cookbook is a bestseller beloved by home cooks. This classic tome culls recipes from The Frog and Commissary restaurants “from everyday favorites like Commissary Carrot Cake and Vegetarian Chili to more eclectic fare like Stir-fried Duck with Chinese Sausage."
Category: Cooking

Ukrainians Of Greater Philadelphia

Author : Alexander Lushnycky Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781439634813
Genre : Social Science
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Ukrainians, originally known as Ruthenians, began arriving in the Philadelphia area at the end of the 1800s. Like all immigrants, they were not spared considerable hardships in their pursuit of the American dream. Finding stable employment was an ongoing endeavor. After work they gathered around their churches, indisputably the centerpiece of their immigrant communities. Here they procured much-needed support from their fellow countrymen. Theirs was a common purpose: to preserve in this new world their cherished customs and traditions. Thus their societies abounded with schools, choirs, bands, dance groups, reading rooms, and church and fraternal organizations. With time, more Ukrainians appeared, with the largest group arriving after World War II to escape the horrors of war-torn Europe and start anew. Ukrainians of Greater Philadelphia documents how each new generation of immigrants added to the kaleidoscope that became the Ukrainian community in and around the City of Brotherly Love.
Category: Social Science

Around The States In 90 Days

Author : Andy Moseley
ISBN : 9780956155108
Genre : Travel
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This is a true story of how to see the USA in 90 days with only a 1993 road map, two suitcases and one girlfriend for company.
Category: Travel


Author : Zoë Ross
ISBN : 1585730262
Genre : Travel
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Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective.Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline.Lively essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing .Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
Category: Travel

Other Men S Daughters

Author : Richard Stern
ISBN : 9780810151468
Genre : Fiction
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The classic novel of a middle-aged man's affair with a worldly younger woman.
Category: Fiction

Dirty Blonde

Author : Lisa Scottoline
ISBN : 9780330528566
Genre : Fiction
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Attractive, sexy, and tough-minded, Cate Fante has just become a federal judge - though she isn’t quite sure she belongs. At only thirty-six, Cate feels as if she’s joining the world’s most exclusive retirement village. She’s intimidated by a job described in the Constitution of the United States. And she worries inwardly that she only looks the part; dark blonde hair in a chignon and a Chanel suit donned like overpriced armor. But Cate keeps all her doubts a secret. And, as it happens, much else. For Cate leads a dark, double life - one that she doesn’t even tell her best friend about - and it comes shockingly to light with a murder in a case before her. Overnight, her secrets are spilled all over the tabloids, her boyfriend dumps her, and her judgeship hangs in jeopardy. And when a killer comes after her, she runs for her life - embarking on a trip that ends in her own mysterious past.
Category: Fiction