Out-Of-Town Places, with Hints for Their Improvement. a Reissue of Rural Studies

Out-Of-Town Places, with Hints for Their Improvement. a Reissue of Rural Studies

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...which the waiting equipages might circle in attendance--suppose a pleasant shade of elms spreading itself upon that now dusty area--suppose the corporate authorities keenly alive to the aspect which their town and its approaches may wear in the eye of the world which looks on, and forms its judgment every day by thousands--suppose an inviting inn, duly licensed, swings its sign under some near bower of trees, will all this count nothing toward the growth, the reputation, the dignity of a country locality? I know I am writing in advance of the current practice in these respects; but I am equally sure that I am not writing in advance of the current practice fifty years hence, if only the schools are kept open. The reputation of a town for order, for neatness, for liberality, or taste, is even now worth something, and it is' coming to be worth more, year by year. RAILWAY GARDENING I HAVE alluded to the railway station and its surroundings, because it seems to me that--in the lessons of public taste which are being read from time to time by those competent to teach on such topics--this new junction of the world with country localities is being sadly overlooked. Where indeed can there be a hopeful opening for any aesthetic teaching, if this inoculation and grafting-point of the business world with the world ruminant and rural, is allowed to fix, with all its ugly swell of swathing bandages and pitch and mud, uncared for? The question of proprietorship might give some difficulty, but it is one whose difficulties would vanish, if only the corporate authorities of town and road could be brought to act in harmony. Nor is there any reason in the economies of the matter why they should not. The road secures a limited area for the establishment...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879066
  • 9781236879066