Lemon Hill and Fairmount Park: The Papers of Charles S. Keyser and Thomas Cochran, relative to a Public Park for Philadelphia; Published in 1856 and 1872. Charles Shearer Keyser, Thomas Cochran.
Lemon Hill and Fairmount Park: The Papers of Charles S. Keyser and Thomas Cochran, relative to a Public Park for Philadelphia; Published in 1856 and 1872

Lemon Hill and Fairmount Park: The Papers of Charles S. Keyser and Thomas Cochran, relative to a Public Park for Philadelphia; Published in 1856 and 1872

Philadelphia: Horace J. Smith, 1886. Paperback. iv, 54 p., frontispiece, 1 folded map; 24 cm. Original grey wrappers with decorative wrapper title: Lemon Hill and Fairmount Park 1856-1872. The folded map is the 1828 map published by H.S. Tanner, "Plan of the City of Philadelphia and Adjoining Districts Compiled from Original Documents by William Allen. Charles S. Keyser's pamphlet "Lemon Hill in its connection with the Efforts of Our Citizens and Councils to obtain a Public Park" was published in 1856, after the City of Philadelphia had purchased the Lemon Hill estate in 1844 but failed to move forward with a concrete plan to turn it into a public park. Keyser's pamphlet inspire efforts that led to the creation of Fairmount Park. Thomas Chochran's piece "Fairmount Park: A Necessity for the Health and Recreation of the Present and Future Population of the City" was published in the newspapers in 1872 and helped to defeat a movement to reduce the size of the park. In Good Condition: lacking back wrapper; front wrapper detached and with significant loss at edges, but printing is intact; tissue-guarded frontispiece detached, with some loss along edges, not impacting image; text block is solid; pages are clean. Very scarce. Good. Item #005457

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