New York City's Gracie Mansion: A History of the Mayor's House 1646-1942

By: Black, Mary

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B&W Illustrations; 9 X 8.40 X 0.60 inches; x, 93 pages; Hard cover is black with some rubbing. Scuffing, bumping. Black spine with gold lettering. Birthday gift inscription in green felt tip on a front, blank page. DJ has light rubbing, scuffing, bumping; price clipped front flap; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Blue end papers. Lavishly illustrated with b/w pictures and a 4 page fold out of manhattan, at rear of book. "An account of the years 1646 to 1942 based on Gracie Mansion, an historic structures report by Joan R. Olshansky ... And on the unpublished manuscript by Susan E. Lyman, Archibald Gracie and his mansion." Archibald Gracie then built another building, now known as Gracie Mansion, on the site in 1799, and used it as a country home until 1823, when he had to sell it to pay debts. In 1942, Robert Moses convinced Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia to appropriate the house as a mayoral residence. Its main two floors are open to the public on a limited basis for guided tours and serve as a small museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Index.

Title: New York City's Gracie Mansion: A History of the Mayor's House 1646-1942

Author Name: Black, Mary

Categories: social history, Government/Economics/Law/Politics, Reference, Geography, American History, Architecture, Cultural History,

Publisher: New York, Pub Center Cultural Resources: 1984

ISBN Number: 0961372907

ISBN Number 13: 9780961372903

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 8613

Keywords: Reference; New York City; World's Fair; Expositions; Exhibiti Historic Architecture; Public Buildings; Urban History; Mansions; Edifices; Residences; Cultural History;,