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More details about this item!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Public Ledger Building Philadelphia Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: 1876 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: n/a - n/a - Porter Coates, Philadelphia Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Light overall age toning of paper. Overall dimensions of print: incl. blank margins: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Type of paper: Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin. Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures. Notes: 1. Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. 2. See shipping, returns, terminology, etc. at the bottom of page. Description of the subject depicted in the print (from the original source): The building occupies a greater portion of the complex made of iron and brown freestone, on the corner of Chestnut and Sixth streets, Philadelphia, which was completed for Mr. Childs in 1867, at a cost of about half a million dollars. It has a front on Chestnut street of 84 feet and on Sixth street of 165 feet. It is five stories in height with a Mansard roof surmounted by a magnificent central dome, from which rises a flag-staff sixty feet in height above the roof, where it terminates in a lightning rod, the points of which are 150 feet above the side-walk. The vane represents a pen six feet in length. Mr. Childs's ensign armorial is a broken sword crossed by a quill pen, and bearing the words of Richelieu; the Pen is mightier than the Sword. The first story of this great structure is composed of forty-two beautiful wrought iron columns, weighing in the aggregate, 167 tons. In this story are numerous large stores and offices; the remainder is occupied (on the corner) by the publication office of the Ledger, which is 23 feet on Chestnut street and 60 feet on Sixth street. On the corner of the exterior, standing upon a stone column, is a statue of Franklin, ten feet six inches in height, wrought from Brunswick stone by Bailey, from a portrait by Duplessis. Carved out of the same light stone, by the same artist, are the Arms of Pennsylvania, seen over the main door-way of the Sixth street front; and at the base of the column that supports the statue of Franklin are two ornate white marble drinking fountains for the public use. Sixty feet above the pavement is an elaborate cornice from which rises the Mansard roof. The publication office is probably the most superb business apartment in the world. Its joinery is of black walnut and butternut wood; and with these costly materials the sides and ceilings are wainscoted in delicately wrought panels. From the, latter are suspended three large chandeliers with numerous gas-burners. The private office of the publisher is in two rooms, divided by plate-glass. They are supplied with carved furniture in the Italian style, and the floors are covered with Wilton carpets of a beautiful blue and gold pattern. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Shipping: Worldwide. We gladly combine multiple purchases into one package. Terminology: to learn more about antique prints and their terminology. "Inch to cm" conversion: to see our handy "inch to cm" conversion table. Our other listings: to see our other antique prints. Notes: --- findamcen findamhist Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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