A History of the Insurance Company of North America of Philadelphia; The Oldest Fire and Marine Insurance Company in America. Began Business as an Association in 1792. Incorporated 1794

A History of the Insurance Company of North America of Philadelphia; The Oldest Fire and Marine Insurance Company in America. Began Business as an Association in 1792. Incorporated 1794

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...front by 138 feet deep. This building had been erected by Mr. Farquhar in 1850, on the site of two buildings then known as Nos. 56 and 58 Walnut street, and had been occupied exclusively for ossices. Within two months this building was vacated by its tenants, and plans were adopted for a suitable building to cover both the old and new premises as prepared by Messrs. Cabot and Chandler, architects, of Boston; and temporary quarters were secured in the building owned and formerly occupied by the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society, N o. 306 Walnut street, now owned and occupied by the Royal Insurance Company, into which the company moved 24 May. On 12 July the old ofliee submitted to the first stroke of destruction, and on 16 August, the first foundationstone of the new building was laid on the W street line. The winter of 1880 and 1881 came early, and proved an exceptionably severe one, and the work was much delayed. The following summer saw the completion of the present handsome and substantial_ building, and occupancy was finally enjoyed by the company on 6 December, 1881. HISTORY of the Insurance Company of North America would not be complete without fitting notices of its executive officers. A retrospect of the lives of these men will show the causes of the company's endurance through trying times, and its final established successes; representative men they all were, and their connection necessarily made the company a representative corporation. It has not been a light task to gather materials for their memoirs, but sufficient is now known of them, to recognize in them, men of parts, of intelligence, and of probity; and in some of them, men, who on behalf of their native country, took no..show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977580
  • 9781236977588