The Book of the World; Being an Account of All Republics, Empires, Kingdoms, and Nations, in Reference to Their Geography, Statistics, Commerce. &C., Together with a Brief Historical Outline of Their Rise, Progress, and Present Volume 1

The Book of the World; Being an Account of All Republics, Empires, Kingdoms, and Nations, in Reference to Their Geography, Statistics, Commerce. &C., Together with a Brief Historical Outline of Their Rise, Progress, and Present Volume 1

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...building was occupied by the legislature, and the wings by offices for the governor and chiefs of departments. The new Charity Hospital is 290 feet long, and three stories high, and is entered on Common-street, under a Doric portico. The lower part of the building is occupied by the resident physicians, and as lecture-rooms, &.c, for medical students; while the second and third stories are divided into wards for the patients and rooms for the Sisters of Charity, who devote themselves to attendance on the sick. The hospital is calculated to hold 540 patients. The grounds around are handsomely laid out, and kept in good order. This is truly the Charity Hospital, and is peculiarly well-adapted for the reception of those who are attacked with virulent fevers, which annually invade the city, and cause such devastation among the people, especially unacclimated foreigners. The Franklin Infirmary, fronting on Pontchartrain Railroad, is a private hospital, and capable of accommodating 200 patients. There are many churches worthy of notice, and which are alike conspicuous for their varied styles of architecture and the substantial manner in which they are built. Many have the sombre tint and gloomy aspect of ancient times, while others exhibit the decorative, but flimsy style, of modern taste. The markets of New-Orleans are large and convenient. Poydras-Street Market is 402 feet long, and 42 feet wide. The Vegetable Market is 172 feet long. The Meat Market, on the levee, is built of brick, and extends from Ann to Main-street. St. Mary's Market, in the Second Municipality, is a noble structure, built of brick, and covered over in imitation of granite. It is 480 feet long and 42 feet wide. Washington Market is in the Third Municipality, and is a fine...show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590848
  • 9781236590848