Municipal Organizations in Latin America; A Collection of Reprints
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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...and handsome building; the National Library, a large edifice covering 22,000 square feet, containing about 15,000 volumes; the Palace of Justice, in which the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, and several minor courts and ofiices are located; the Army Building, the headquarters of the army, and also the barracks of the President's guard of honor. Other public buildings are the Municipal Theater, one of the best in America; the Palace of the Exposition, the University, the Ordnance Building, Medical School, School of Arts and Trades, Astronomical Observatory, Home for Orphans, Insane Asylum, Agricultural Institute, National Conservatory of Music, and the Catholic Seminary. Near the Cousifio Park is the racing park, one of the most popular meeting places in the city. The Agricultural School Farm, one of the most interesting and valuable centers of instruction, covers 320 acres and was founded in 1842. Connected with the school farm are several institutes--the botanical garden with four large conservatories containing several thousand plants; the agricultural institute, which has under its charge the higher branches of agriculture; the agricultural training school, whose principal aim is to create specialties in agriculture, having, with other dependencies, departments of viticulture and viniculture; vaccine institute, veterinary institute, and laboratories devoted to The Capitol of Chile is considered one of the handsomest public structures in South America. It is rectangular in shape, measuring 250 by 256 feet and 0ccupy.ing.the entire square. The painting shown in this view represents the meeting of the First Congress of Chile, at which the Constitution was framed and adopted agricultural chemistry and vegetable pathology....
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