Baltimore: Mayor and City Council, 1877. Hardcover. Scarce. This book details the history of Baltimore's City Hall beginning in 1801 when an ordinance was passed to purchase land on which to erect the building. Due to various problems, mostly related to the budget, construction did not begin until the fall of 1867 and was not completed until the fall of 1875. The architect and designer of all plates (except for the frontispiece) was George A. Frederick. This copy LACKS the fold out frontispiece. Good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The front board is present but detached. About an inch along the head of the spine is missing (affecting the title). The spine cloth is torn in a few places. There are a few light smudge marks to the interior; otherwise, very clean. Includes ten plates of which one folds out. The illustrations show exterior views of the building and also floor plans for each level. Includes laid in 5 page history of City Hall (from 1976) AND two original checks from 1869 written from the account of City Hall - one for $1197.50 to Burns Russell and Co. (for B??s Eleven) and one for $453.27 to Wm Robertson (to defray expenses of Committee's visit to New York to examine methods of heating and ventillating public buildings) 141 pages plus plates. BALT/011420. Very Good.
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