The Inland Architect and News Record Volume 6

The Inland Architect and News Record Volume 6

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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: ... poor prologue will not niar the production of the good play before us---the work of this convention. Gentlemen, I feel much honored in being assigned the duty of welcoming you to St. Louis. An older and more worthy member of our profession ought to feel honored in being selected to deliver you so agreeable a message, and this great metropolis of the great valley of the Mississippi should feel proud in being asked to receive you. You see, gentlemen, I don't hesitate to pronounce St. Louis a great city, notwitlistanding the presence of representatives from that great lirteragmrom city by the lake. Ve are, here in St. Louis, charged by rival cities with being provincial. We might be pardoned if we were, from our exclusive origin in nationality. But I am proud to welcome you to a city that is unmistakably cosmopolitan in her public life, and in her city attractions; and with your indulgence I'll introduce you to a few of those features, which your hurried stay in our city would otherwise prevent you becoming fully acquainted with. The great and successful exposition just closed presented the finest products of the looms of Europe and the Indies. The four quarters of the globe were represented in manufactured goods of all uses, and the inventive genius of America excelled in machinery and electricity. The silence pervading now can give you no idea of the miles of swift running gearing, the ceaseless whir of the driving wheel, the metallic houk of the piston, and the keen, brushing and sparkling of the electric metals that resounded throughout this vast building a few days ago The north pole sent us relics of perished explorers; Paris contributed one of her finest works in perspective and oil, and Ireland contributed a Gilmore. After...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956281
  • 9781236956286