Collins' Both Sides of Fifth Avenue

Collins' Both Sides of Fifth Avenue : A Brief History of the Avenue with Descriptive Notes Containing Over Two Hundred Photographs of Residences, Churches, Hotels, Public Buildings, Clubs, Monuments, 1910 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Collins' Both Sides of Fifth Avenue: A Brief History of the Avenue With Descriptive Notes Containing Over Two Hundred Photographs of Residences, Churches, Hotels, Public Buildings, Clubs, Monuments, 1910 Fifth Avenue is rightly the City's most notable thoroughfare, for it is the City's divisor. From it the side streets take their inception, starting from one side of the Avenue all streets bear the name East, from the other side, West. One of the most delightful and interesting diversions for strangers visiting the city is a trip up Fifth Avenue from Washington Square on one of the Fifth Avenue motor stages. It is also inexpensive, for it costs but ten cents, and that entitles one to a seat, no passengers being taken after the seats are filled. The stages are comfortably upholstered for those that prefer to ride inside, and the large windows permit of a fine view of the places of interest, but the winding stairway, where the guard is always stationed to assist the passenger, invites one to the top, where the seats, arranged for two, face forward, giving an unequaled view of the avenue and its traffic. The sensation produced by one's first ride on the upper deck of these stages is unique. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • English
  • 68 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333503075
  • 9781333503079