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Fairmount Park, a history and a guidebook

world"s largest landscaped municipal park : official directory of the Fairmount Park Commission

by Klein, Esther M.

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Published by Harcum Junior College Press in Bryn Mawr, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia.
    • Subjects:
    • Parks -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.,
    • Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesOfficial directory of the Fairmount Park Commission.
      Statementby Esther M. Klein.
      ContributionsFairmount Park Commission (Philadelphia, Pa.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF158.65.F2 K85
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 260 p., [7] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages260
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5053708M
      LC Control Number74015800

      BOOK YOUR TEE-TIME ONLINE! Fairmount Golf Course: Fairmount Golf Course is a acre, nine-hole municipal golf course with a range putting green located in Riverside’s Fairmount Park ( Dexter Dr.).The course offers affordable opportunities for recreational golf activities for both experienced and novice players. Title Papers, Fairmount Park Property (ca. ) Park Solicitor, Files () Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Valley, Plans and Descriptions () Fort Washington Extension of Fairmount Park () Ordinances and Acts of Assembly Relating to Fairmount Park (, , , ).

      A novel study for 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola. 25 pages of student work, plus an answer key! This novel study divides 26 Fairmount Avenue into five sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter , , , , es the following:• 26 Fairmount . The Cliffs was built in by Philadelphia merchant Joshua Fisher (–), the great-grandfather of Joseph Wharton. It overlooks the Schuylkill River from the east, just north of Girard Avenue Bridge and quite close to where Fountain Green Drive meets Kelly Drive along the river. It is a country house in the Georgian style, constructed in stone, with two stories and a basement Location: East Fairmount Park near 33rd St., .

      Fairmount Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that evolved out of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Commission was a city agency founded in to purchase land for Fairmount Park around the Schuylkill River in order to protect the City’s water supply and provide the residents of Philadelphia with a place for outdoor g: guidebook. Address. American Quarter Horse Association. Quarter Horse Drive. Amarillo, TX


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Fairmount Park, a history and a guidebook: World's largest landscaped municipal park: official directory of the Fairmount Park Commission Fairmount Park – January 1, by Esther M Klein (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 5/5(1). Lynn Miller and Jim McClelland have written a beautiful blend of history and guide to the biggest urban park in America, Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Documenting its origins in the goal of providing pure water to a growing city, the book traces the persistent threads of environmental protection and preservation of natural and architectural /5(9).

Get this from a library. Fairmount Park, a history and a guidebook: world's largest landscaped municipal park: official directory of the Fairmount A history and a guidebook book Commission. [Esther M Klein; Fairmount Park Commission (Philadelphia, Pa.)].

It was founded in for "adorning Fairmount Park with statues, busts, and other works of art." Anthony Drexel was its first president.

Source: Fairmount Park, a History and Guidebook,p, Esther M. Klein, Kf. In City in a Park, James McClelland and Lynn Miller provide an affectionate and comprehensive history of this year-old network of parks. Originated in the nineteenth century as a civic effort to provide a clean water supply to Philadelphia, Fairmount Park also furnished public pleasure grounds for boat races and hiking, among other activities.

Fairmount Park: Riverside, California Summary In the years since the Olmsted Brothers wrote their plan for "worthless land" on the edge of a quarry, Riverside's flagship Fairmount Park has gone from premier community park to a center of crime and neglect to a recognized example of excellence in urban park planning and plan implementation.

The Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives documents the historic resources of Fairmount Park, a division of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) Department. The Parks and Recreation Department was established in through the merger of two city agencies: the Fairmount Park Commission, which was created in to oversee the city's parks, and the Department of.

History. Bankruptcy and the quest for clean water were the two driving forces behind the creation of Fairmount Park. When Robert Morris, financier of the Revolutionary War, went bankrupt, his country farm and gardens were purchased by another businessman who created gardens that were so lovely he charged admission to see them.

There are books about New York’s Central Park and Chicago’s park system, but there wasn’t a comprehensive look at Fairmount Park that I could find,” said McClelland, Executive Director Emeritus of the Philadelphia Art Alliance and author of The Martinos: A Legacy of Art and Fountains of Philadelphia: A Guide.

“I knew it would be a big. Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the historic name for a group of parks located throughout the city. Fairmount Park consists of two park sections named East Park and West Park, divided by the Schuylkill River, with the two sections together totalling 2, acres ( ha).

Management of Fairmount Park and the entire citywide park system is overseen Architect: Robert Morris Copeland; Olmsted & Vaux et al.

The Wolves Of Fairmount Park by Dennis Tafoya This book chronicles the events that surround a drive by shooting that traumatizes two families and where collateral damages purges a portion of the Philadelphia drug scene. Dennis Tafoya writes a complicated mystery. You may figure out the who but the why may escape you/5.

Get this from a library. City in a park: a history of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system. [James McClelland; Lynn H Miller] -- "Fairmount Park is the municipal park system of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It consists of more than one hundred parks, squares, and green spaces totaling ab acres, and is one of the.

However, the columns are casually referenced in the Fairmount Park: A History and a Guidebook, by Esther M. Klein. The transfer of such large chunks of the Giant’s Causeway to places in America caused widespread indignation in Northern Europe in the early twentieth century. Fairmount Park, Riverside: Address, Fairmount Park Reviews: 4/5.

United States there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. is the cultural and historic icon of Riverside. With a history dating to the late 19th century, this hotel experienced its golden age fromand features a 4/5(52).

Fairmount Park Guard Houses: A Survivor’s Guide Box into an interpretive area to educate park users on the importance of the Park Guard—and their guard boxes—to Fairmount Park’s history. This Arcadia Publishing title is a postcard history book that traces the development of the Parkway and the various institutions along the.

The Guide Book to Historic Germantown. Germantown Historical Society, 2. "Historic Rittenhouse Town: Visit Historic Rittenhouse Town." Historic Rittenhouse Town pamphlet. "Rittenhouse Town in Philadelphia." Historic Rittenhouse Town Inc.

pamphlet. Fairmount Park Commission. The house was in Frankford until the s, when it was moved brick by brick to Fairmount Park. Today, tourists and history buffs can stroll through the mansion and take in the fine mix of Federal, Baroque, and Rococo architectural styles, including notable features like the large kitchen with original utensils and a two-sided wall of closets.

Discover the park that makes the city. | On this Private Walking Tour we will experience some history of Fairmount Park. After William Penn founded Pennsylvania inhe described it to potential settlers as a 'greene country towne'.

His design for the central city included five city parks which still exist to this day. Over time, public park. RittenhouseTown. Visit Philadelphia. Within Fairmount Park, less-elaborate houses connected with the region’s early manufacturing also existed.

Historic RittenhouseTown, established as a paper mill in the s, included a number of vernacular structures, representing both the industrial and domestic history in the park. This park was acquired in and contains a community facility that accomodates up to 60 people.

Community Facility For all your rental needs, Fairmount offers a wide-open park location for family reunions, anniversary and birthday parties, baby or bridal showers and more!.

As the nation’s largest urban park, Fairmount Park serves as the scenic surroundings to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, home to America’s first zoo, and picnic grounds for an entire city. Exploring the lawns and winding streets of this immense park will lead you to a handful of spectacular house museums, statues, and a Japanese teahouse.The present house was built in that year and the next.

Pratt planted lemon trees here and hence the estate became known as Lemon Hill. Pratt died in and the city purchased the estate inthe first of the Fairmount Park houses to be acquired. The house is rectangular, with a central bay on the river side that rises three stories.Bring your family to Fairmount Park and watch either live racing, simulcast racing, betting, or all of the above!

Have dinner at one of the five dining establishments where pricing is reasonable. Other special events include Horse Hooky and Party in the Park (must be 21).