Title: The Book of American Municipalities: What is...
Publisher: n.p.: League of American Municipalities
Publication Date: 1907
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
116 p. plus A1-A32 (advertising), plus cardboard stock sheets at each end with the name and logo of the organization of American Municipalities, the initial endsheet with a sepia-tone photograph of Edward Hines Lumber Company, Chicago, on the obverse, and the final endsheet with advertisements for Alexander Potter, C.E., Hydraulic Engineer and Sanitary Expert, New York City; Frank K. Mott Co, Real Estate, Oakland, CA; Key Route Inn, Oakland; and California Fruit Growers Association, San Francisco. This book lists and includes photographs of the officers of the organization and explains its purpose, and has brief descriptions of some cities, including information on their governmental structures and including full-page portraits of some of their mayors. These cities and their mayors are New York City, George B. McClellan; Chicago, Fred A. Busse; Philadelphia and Saint Louis (no portraits); Boston, John F. Fitzgerald; Baltimore, J. Barry Mahool; Cleveland (no portrait); Buffalo, James Noble Adams; Pittsburg (no portrait); Detroit, William B. Thompson; Cincinnati, Edward J. Dempsey; San Francisco, Milwaukee, and Washington, D.C. (no portraits); Minneapolis, James C. Haynes; New Orleans (no portrait); Kansas City, Missouri, Henry M. Beardsley; Indianpolis (no portrait); St. Paul, MN, Robert A. Smith; Rochester, NY (no portrait); Denver (Robert W. Speer); Los Angeles, A.C. Harper; Omaha and Columbus, OH (no portraits); St. Joseph, William E. Spratt; Atlanta and Albany (no portraits); Toledo (Brand Whitlock); Toronto (Emerson Coatsworth); Winnipeg, James H. Ashdown; Montreal and Atlantic City (no portraits); Charleston, SC, R. Goodwin Rhett; Des Moines and Seattle (no portraits); Hartford, William F. Henney; Oakland, Frank K. Mott; Reading, E. R. Gerber; Mount Vernon (no portrait); Wilmington, Horace L. Wilson; Joliet (no portrait); Norfolk, VA, James G. Riddick; East St. Louis, IL, Silas Cook; Ft. Wayne, IN, William J. Hosey; South Bend, IN, Edward J. Fogarty; Fort Worth, TX (no portrait); Pawtucket, RI, Robert A. Kenyon; Richmond, IN (no portrait); Elmira, NY, Z. Reed Brockway; Portsmouth,VA (no portrait); Paducahl, KY, D.A. Yeiser; Jackson, MI (no portrait); Burlington, IA, F. L. Unterkircher; Gloversville, NY (no portrait); Poughkeepsie, NY, John K. Sague; Nashville, TN (no portrait); Orange, NJ, Isaac Shoenthal; East Orange, NJ (no portrait); Niagara Falls, NY, Anthony C. Douglas; Grand Rapids, MI (no portrait); Owensboro, KY, W.M. O'Bryan; Aiken, SC (no portrait); Kokomo, IN, Will H. Arnett; Lynn, MA (no portrait); Georgetown, SC, H.W. Frazer; Jerseyville, IL (no portrait); New Bedford, MA (no portrait). The following companies are advertised: in Chicago, Chicago Bridge & Iron Works; McDowell, Stocker & Co. (machinery); Holabird and Roche, Architects (with full-page photo of new Chicago City Hall); Northwestern Terra Cotta Co.; Chas. H. Rector Company (moving company); Interstate Coal & Coke Co.; American Posting Service (bill posters); William Grace Company, contractors and builders; E.J. McDonough, heating, ventilation, and power plants; Scully Steel & Iron Co.; Mills Novelty Company; Hahl Automatic Clock Co.; Tothill Playground Apparatus; Ohio Sandstone Company; Illinois Tunnel Co.; Automatic Telephone Company; George W. Jackson (steel works); Chicago Portland Cement Co.; Standard Asphalt and Rubber Co.; John A. McGarry & Company (paving contractors; American Crushed Stone Co.; Chicago Telephone Company; Consulting Chemical Engineering Co.; Dieges & Clust (jewelry, badges, loving cups, etc.); Addressograph Co.; The Miehle (farm machinery?); Chicago Union Lime Works Co.; W.J. Newman (excavating and wrecking); John Peterson & Co. (contractors and builders); Miller Chemical Engine Co. (fire appliances); Chas. L. Bastian Manufacturing Co. (fire department supplies); Mechanical Rubber Co. (fire hoses); C. Everett Clark Company (contractors and builders); S.A. Kean & Co. and Young & Hamilton (both in banking and bonds); Hotel Maj. Bookseller Inventory # 62773LAM
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