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The Players
The first of the numerous Clubs which have now centered about the Park was The Players, founded in 1888 by Edwin Booth to promote social intercourse between the representative members of the Dramatic profession, and of the kindred professions of Literature, Painting, Sculpture and Music, and the Patrons of the Arts.
The Tilden Mansion - National Arts Club
The next club to recognize the advantages of the Park as a site was the National Arts Club which acquired the Tilden Mansion, Nos. 14 and 15, with its garden extending to 19th Street, upon which has since been erected an apartment house for the use of members of the Club.
A Voyage On A Clipper Shipp In The Seventies
I was invited in the Spring of 1872 to go on the famous yacht America to the thousandth anniversary of the Island of Iceland.
Celebration Of The Birth Of Joan Of Arc
At a time when the soldiers of France and America were fighting side by side in a great cause it seems eminently appropriate that the birth of that saintly and inspiring warrior, Joan of Arc, should be celebrated as an event of appealing interest.
How Great Grandmother Took Her Outing In 1810
My home was in Maiden Lane. When the summer came I usually went to Jamaica to visit my relatives. Jamaica is twelve miles from Brooklyn and it took the whole afternoon to make the journey.
First Events In Old New York
Fifty years ago the Legislature of the Territory of Wyoming passed a bill granting equal civil rights to women—the first legislation of the kind adopted in America.
Some Associations Of Old Ann Street, 1720-1920
Ann Street is one of those strange, irregularly laid-out thoroughfares commencing at both Broadway and Park Row, and then running in an easterly direction, crossing Nassau and William Streets, and terminating at Gold Street.
Christ Church In Ann Street
In the late 1840's, the corner of Park Row and Ann Street was a standing post or day station for policemen of the Second Ward, used one-half hour after sunrise until sunset.
Barnum's Museum
Who can realize, that at the southeast corner of Broadway and Ann Street, where the St. Paul building (built 1897) rears its 307 feet of masonry skyward, once stood the celebrated Barnum's Museum.
Printers And Booksellers
It is a well-established fact that Ann Street has been a mart for members of the printing craft from the time that George Borkinbine and William Copp, at numbers 20 and 21 Ann Street respectively, started their modest printeries in 1789.
Curious Items
Last week a man who goes by the names of Patrick Butler, John Lovell, Luce, and several other Names, was taken up here for passing counterfeit Pistoles and Dollars, he is a Tinker and in his Budgett was found Tools and some Mettle for making such false Money.
The Metropolitan Museum
Viewed in perspective and as an accomplished fact, the Tenth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Arts may be regarded as an unqualified success : as to attendance, as to choice of subjects taken up, as to importance of speakers, and as to interest aroused.
Reveries Of A Bachelor And Lower Fifth Avenue
Ever since 1827 when the old Potter's Field was converted into the Washington Parade Ground a unique and distinctly interesting character has attached to the neighborhood.
William Hamlin Childs' Case
The case of William Hamlin Childs, head of the Fusion Committee that supported Mayor Mitchell, has become one of great importance as an instance—perhaps the only one in our history—in which an attempt has been made to drive out public spirited men from matters of municipal government, and we record it here as an item to interest future New Yorkers as well as ourselves.
Skating In Old New York
It is pleasant to be able to record that the fine old New York Skating Club has been again brought to life, since the Artists Skating Club of New York changed its name to the new one last winter and promises to duplicate the success of the earlier club of the same name.
The Boston Road And Aaron Burr
The Boston Road, northern entrance for land travel from all New England to New York City, roughly parallelled the shores of Long Island Sound, circling the heads of the inlets, until it reached the village of Eastchester.
Old Mansions Of The Bronx
Many of the old mansions of the Bronx are still extant and many of them have disappeared, but most of them have an interesting history either politically or socially and we give an account of some of the more important ones by a writer who was born and bred in the Bronx and has an intimate knowledge of those fine old residences.
The Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts
The historic halls within the building have the same walls and ceilings as when the old house was erected in 1748. For many years the exterior was covered with unsightly paint, but this has been scraped off, and the brick walls gleam red as in former days.
Paul Revere's House, Boston, Massachusetts
The old house in North Square was the home of the Revere family until about 1795.
Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
May Faneuil Hall ever stand, a monument to teach the world that resistance to oppression is a duty, and will under true republican institutions become a blessing.
Three Historic Churches Of Boston
The First Church of Boston would have been large enough for all its members for many years longer than they worshipped together, if they had been of one mind politically.
Elmwood, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Elmwood remains in the possession of the Lowell heirs. The ten acres of the poet's boyhood days have been reduced to two or three, but the house is much the same as when the poet lived in it.
The Craigie House, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The clock of which Longfellow wrote stood on the stair-landing of the old Craigie House, Cambridge, Massachusetts, which he bought in 1843, after having occupied it a number of years.
The Adams House, Quincy, Massachusetts
And in this house the mother died, on October 28, 1818. John Quincy Adams lived there until his death, on July 4, 1826.
The Quincy Mansion, Quincy, Massachusetts
Among the settlers to whom Boston granted large allotments of outlying lands were William Coddington and Edmund Quincy. In 1635 they went, in company with their associate settlers, to the mount, which became Braintree, now Quincy.
Fernside Farm, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Our old homestead nestled under a long range of hills which stretched off to the west. It was surrounded by woods in all directions save to the southeast, where a break in the leafy wall revealed a vista of low, green meadows, picturesque with wooded islands and jutting capes of upland.
The Duston Garrison House, Haverhill, Massachusetts
The attention of visitors to Haverhill, Massachusetts, is attracted to a great granite boulder set in a place of honor in the old town. When they ask about it they are told the story of Hannah Duston, heroine.
The Old Manse And The Wayside, Concord, Massachusetts
Nathaniel Hawthorne was thirty-eight years old be-fore he was able to begin the ideal life of Adam with his Eve, to which he had looked forward for many years.
The Royall House, Medford, Massachusetts
One who is familiar with the old plantation houses of Virginia is tempted to rub his eyes when he first sees the Royal House at Medford, Massachusetts, for this relic of Colonial days has the outbuildings, the slave-quarters, and other characteristics of so many Virginia houses.
Broadhearth And The Bennet-Boardman House, Saugus, Massachusetts
Bennets and Boardmans have held the house from the beginning. The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities has interested itself in the protection of the property.
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