Title: Andrew H. Green, Candidate for Mayor: To the...
Publisher: New York: Independent Citizens' Committee, 1876
Publication Date: 1876
Binding: Soft cover
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
19 p., original wraps. Andrew Haswell Green (1820-1903) has been called "The Father of Greater New York. Although unsuccessful in his campaign for mayor, Green was extraordinarily successful in establishing and nuturing many of the institutions of New York City. Among these are Central Park, the New York Public Library, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Bronx Zoo. He was the driving force behind the consolidation of the city and the boroughs. He rallied the citizens to save City Hall. He was influential in developing the infrastructure, transportation systems, and environment of the city-Riverside Drive, Hudson River Palisades, etc. As comptroller, he oversaw the end of the Tweed Ring's corrupt reign and stabilized the city's finances. He founded the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society in 1895; it operated until the 1970s. His last career post was as president of the Niagara (Falls) Park Commission. The campaign pamphlet contains an endorsement of Green for mayor, signed by Henry G. Stebbins, R. W. Blatchford, J.F. Butterworth, Charles H. Russell, M.H. Grinnell, and Waldo Hutchins. Oswald Ottendorfer, Rush C. Hawkins, and Louis M. Dorscher, signed as officers of the citizens' committee. The publication contains biographical information and considerable detail on Green's work. Covers are lightly toned, with small chips on the front cover; a small library mark ("acc.") is at the bottom of the first page. Overall, very good. Bookseller Inventory # 051615IC
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