Excerpt: ...May, 1861, the Rev. W. C. Van Meter organized a Mission in the very heart of this locality, to which he gave the name of the Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers. For three years it was maintained by his individual exertions, but, in 1864, Mr. Van Meter having secured for it wealthy and powerful friends, it was regularly ...
Excerpt: ...May, 1861, the Rev. W. C. Van Meter organized a Mission in the very heart of this locality, to which he gave the name of the Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers. For three years it was maintained by his individual exertions, but, in 1864, Mr. Van Meter having secured for it wealthy and powerful friends, it was regularly incorporated, and placed under the control of a Board of Managers, Mr. Van Meter still continuing to act as Superintendent. Since then, comfortable and tasteful brick buildings have been erected for the Mission, and it is succeeding now beyond the first hopes of its founder. Our engraving shows the New Bowery front as it will appear when completed. The Mission is located in the New Bowery, just below its junction with Chatham Square. It extends back to Roosevelt street, upon which thoroughfare there is an entrance. The erection of the buildings on the New Bowery will about double the size of the Mission, and proportionately increase its capacity for doing good. It is entirely dependent upon voluntary contributions for its support.
Good. or, The Sights and Sensations of the Great City. 850 pp, 8vo. Cloth. Edgeworn and rubbed; spine sunned w/ fraying/chips to ends and 2" split to front joint; sm dampstain to rear board. Front hinge split, repaired as possible by seller. Lt foxing/soil scattered throughout, sm crease to some corners. B&w illustrations. "A Work Descriptive of the City of New York in All Its Various Phases; with Full and Graphic Accounts of Its Splendours and Wretchedness; Its High and Low Life; Its Marble Palaces and Dark Dens; Its Attractions and Dangers; Its Rings and Frauds; Its Leading Men and Politicians; Its Adventures; Its Charities; Its Mysteries, and Its Crimes."
Good. Philadelphia, PA: National Publishing Company, 1872. Hardcover. 850 pp. + ads. Good, no jacket if issued. Spine sunned with small closed tears and chipping to edges. Board corners rubbed, showing. Occasional faint spotting to leaves.
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