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Peculiarities of American Cities   By: (1841-1905)

Peculiarities of American Cities by Willard W. Glazier

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[Illustration: Willard Glazier]

PECULIARITIES OF AMERICAN CITIES.

BY

CAPTAIN WILLARD GLAZIER,

AUTHOR OF "SOLDIERS OF THE SADDLE," "CAPTURE, PRISON PEN AND ESCAPE," "BATTLES FOR THE UNION," "HEROES OF THREE WARS," "DOWN THE GREAT RIVER," ETC., ETC.

Illustrated.

PHILADELPHIA: HUBBARD BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, No. 723 CHESTNUT STREET. 1886.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1883, by WILLARD GLAZIER, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

To her

WHO IS NEAREST AND DEAREST; WHOSE HEART HAS ENCOURAGED; WHOSE HAND HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE ILLUSTRATION AND EMBELLISHMENT OF ALL MY LITERARY WORK,

This Volume IS LOVINGLY INSCRIBED

BY

THE AUTHOR .

PREFACE.

It has occurred to the author very often that a volume presenting the peculiar features, favorite resorts and distinguishing characteristics, of the leading cities of America, would prove of interest to thousands who could, at best, see them only in imagination, and to others, who, having visited them, would like to compare notes with one who has made their PECULIARITIES a study for many years.

A residence in more than a hundred cities, including nearly all that are introduced in this work, leads me to feel that I shall succeed in my purpose of giving to the public a book, without the necessity of marching in slow and solemn procession before my readers a monumental array of time honored statistics; on the contrary, it will be my aim, in the following pages, to talk of cities as I have seen and found them in my walks, from day to day, with but slight reference to their origin and past history.

WILLARD GLAZIER.

22 Jay Street, ALBANY, September 24, 1883 .

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Portrait of the Author (Steel) FRONTISPIECE. PAGE State Street and Capitol, Albany, N. Y. 34 Boston, as Viewed from the Bay 38 Soldiers' Monument at Buffalo, N. Y. 62 View of Baltimore, from Federal Hill 92 View of the Battery, Charleston, South Carolina 108 Garden at Mount Pleasant, opposite Charleston, S. C. 112 Custom House, Charleston, South Carolina 116 Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina 120 Public Square and Perry Monument, Cleveland, Ohio 150 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 156 Bird's eye View of Chicago, from the Lake Side 160 Burning of Chicago, the World's Greatest Conflagration 164 Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago 170 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 192 Harrisburg and Bridges over the Susquehanna 200 Jackson Square and Old Cathedral, New Orleans 274 Mardi Gras Festival, New Orleans 278 Bird's eye View of New York 296 New York and Brooklyn Bridge 318 Pittsburg and its Rivers 336 Night Scene in Market Square, Portland, Maine 360 Old Independence Hall, Philadelphia 370 Masonic Temple, Philadelphia 378 Girard Avenue Bridge, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia 394 View of Providence, Rhode Island, from Prospect Terrace 400 Tabernacle and Temple, Salt Lake City 440 Seal Rocks from the Cliff House, near San Francisco 462 Levee and Great Bridge at St. Louis 492 Shaw's Garden at St. Louis, Missouri 502 University of Toronto, Canada 524 East Front of Capitol at Washington 538 State, War and Navy Departments, Washington, D... Continue reading book >>




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