The Founders at Home: 3of4: The Building of America, 1735-1817. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Myron Magnet (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

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Image: itle: Illustrated New York city and surroundings. A descriptive guide to places of interest
Year: 1889 (1880s)
AuthorsHobbs, Charles W
PublisherNew York, C.W. Hobbs & co.
Contributing LibraryThe Library of Congress
Digitizing SponsorSloan Foundation
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FROM BUILDINO. College op Physicians and Surgeons. At 93d Street is the Methodist Episcopal Church Home. At 105th Streetis the Home for Aged Hebrews. At 116th Street is the Bloomingdale In-sane Asylum. Jnst above 127th Street is the Depot of the Cable Jvoad ; goin at the centre entrance, down one short flight of stairs, and view the pon-derous machinery that moves the cable ; it is worth seeing. The elegantlarge building at 136th Street is the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and oppositeis the pumping station of the New Aqueduct. The old mansion on the northeast corner of 141st Street and ConventAvenue was formerly the home of Alexander Hamilton, of Revolutionaryfame. It formerly stood about 300 feet to the northwest of its present site.The 13 Elms planted by him occupy their original position. At 143d Street is the Colored Orphan Asylum, and from 153d to 155thStreets, is the Trinity Cemetery. At 173d Street is the High Bridge Res-ervoir.
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46 Illustrated Guide to New York City. At 175th Street is the New York Juvenile Asylum, a fine stone edifice, ahome and reformatory for neglected children. The asylum, by its charter,becomes the legal guardian of all such children as may be committed to itby the voluntary act of their parents or by the precept of a police magis-trate. The institution owes its originto Dr. J. D. Russ, of this city, so favor-ably known for his exertions in estab-lishing the New York Institution forthe Blind. It occupies 20 acres ofground, which is in part cultivated bythe children, who, during their stay inthe asylum, are instructed in all thebranches of a common school education.The institution has a House ofReception for 200 children, atNo. 71 West 13th Street. Allchildren, when first committed,must remain in this house tendays, to afford their parents anopportunity to reclaim them. Just beyond at181st Street isthe elegant newbridge across theHarlem River. The mass ofbroken stone seen on either side o

The Founders at Home: 3of4: The Building of America, 1735-1817.  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Myron Magnet (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

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