The Resource Bicentennial city : walking tours of historic Philadelphia, John Francis Marion

Bicentennial city : walking tours of historic Philadelphia, John Francis Marion

Label
Bicentennial city : walking tours of historic Philadelphia
Title
Bicentennial city
Title remainder
walking tours of historic Philadelphia
Statement of responsibility
John Francis Marion
Title variation
Historic Philadelphia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bicentennial City, one of the newest in the growing number of guides to Philadelphia, is a chatty, relaxed book. Mr. Marion goes about his business of advising readers what to see and how to find it, with a note on hours and fees where pertinent, much in the manner of a latter-day Christopher Morley urging the delights of city walking upon us all. There can be no doubt that the only way to discover the quality of a city, to understand its structure, its moods, to find its hidden treasures is to go about it on foot. Walking, once almost a lost art, is again coming into vogue along with our renewed appreciation of cities as visual records of the lives, ambitions, and achievements of the men and women who were here before us [...]. To help Philadelphians and visitors to Philadelphia discover the pleasures of strolling through his city, Mr. Marion has divided his book into walkable segments, provided a keyed map for each and a commentary on the neighborhood, its buildings, their furnishings and owners. Along the way, he gossips about people, theorizes about society's rules and customs, and offers his somewhat romantic explanations for objects like amity buttons and "whispering" closets. -- From https://www.jstor.org (Oct. 9, 2017)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marion, John Francis
Dewey number
917.48/11/044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F158.18
LC item number
.M37 1974
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Walking
  • Historic buildings
  • Architecture
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Bâtiments historiques Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Architecture Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Philadelphie (Pa.)
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Historic buildings
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Bicentennial city : walking tours of historic Philadelphia, John Francis Marion
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most historic square mile in the United States -- North of Market Street -- A glimpse of Society Hill -- Deep in the heart of Southwark -- A long stroll through Washington Square West -- From City Hall South to Pine Street -- Center City and around Rittenhouse square -- West Philadelphia: In particular, University City -- The Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- Past and present meet in Fairmount Park -- Upper Germantown from Cliveden to Vernon Park -- Lower Germantown from Market Square to Stenton
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041561487
Label
Bicentennial city : walking tours of historic Philadelphia, John Francis Marion
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most historic square mile in the United States -- North of Market Street -- A glimpse of Society Hill -- Deep in the heart of Southwark -- A long stroll through Washington Square West -- From City Hall South to Pine Street -- Center City and around Rittenhouse square -- West Philadelphia: In particular, University City -- The Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- Past and present meet in Fairmount Park -- Upper Germantown from Cliveden to Vernon Park -- Lower Germantown from Market Square to Stenton
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041561487

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