The American City Volume 4-5

The American City Volume 4-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...sidewalk and driveway, the prettiest bed of flowers, the cleanest back yard, etc., five or six prizes being offered for the same thing. The civic department is working hard for medical inspection in the public schools and for an incinerating plant for Greensboro. Through the club extension committee of this one department a number of other towns have become interested in civic improvement, and may organize such work. THE BOYS OF THE ALLEY "L" CLUB, CHICAGO, ARE FOR CLEAN STREETS new conditions. The railroads are taking steps, by instruction of firemen and in other ways, to meet the law, which gives time and encouragement to make the necessary changes.' The law classifies stacks according to their inside diameter, and the small stack is more restricted as to the density of smoke which it may emit. Marine stacks and locomotives, which are operated under conditions1 which make it less easy to prevent smoke, are not placed under the same conditions s stationary stacks. The inspector is not elevated structure. Bohemians, Poles and Americans forget the race-gang spirit, and work together in friendly rivalry. Their equipment of hoes, rakes and shovels came from the children's gardens, and with the help of a small express wagon the tin cans and other rubbish are soon collected in piles to be hauled away in the city wagons. Each one of these boys of the "Alley 'L' Club," pictured in the Improvement Club News, is not only kept out of mischief himself, but becomes "a positive force in his neighborhood." Houston Saves Money The new municipal auditorium at Houston, Tex., seating about 7,000, was built at a cost of $300,000 without taxation or bonding for the purpose, entirely out of money saved from the general revenues of the...
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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584740
  • 9781236584748