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This dissertation examines Andrew Haswell eco-friendly (1820-1903) and his twin imaginative and prescient of a cultivated and consolidated manhattan urban. Green’s occupation as a legal professional, public reputable, reformer, urban planner and civic chief paralleled the increase of latest York urban from a mercantile seaport city to an international city. Born in rural Massachusetts, eco-friendly migrated to manhattan at age fourteen. He placed his lifestyles on the carrier of town and have become a critical determine within the nineteenth-century city reform circulate. His public profession spanned a interval of greater than fifty years. His wide variety of accomplishments exemplifies New York’s wonderful transformation to municipal adulthood. eco-friendly served as President at the city’s Board of schooling and was once one of many unique commissioners of imperative Park. because the park’s comptroller, he held a imperative place in its building and lobbied the relevant Park’s expansion to a hundred and tenth highway. After the ousting of the Tweed Ring, he used to be formally appointed urban Comptroller. eco-friendly campaigned adamantly for museums and for the construction of the hot York Public Library. He was once offered the name of "Father of better manhattan” for his an important position within the consolidation of the city. Green’s social community incorporated males comparable to long island Governor Samuel J. Tilden, critical Park designers Frederick L. Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and the 1st mayor of Chicago, William B. Ogden.

The scope and caliber of this dissertation have enormously benefitted from getting to know the unique resources, a lot of that have no longer been pointed out sooner than. the cloth has basically been came across within the eco-friendly relations property and had now not been on hand to past researchers and students. Of specific curiosity and cost are the letters written through the younger eco-friendly within the 1830s. His first months in big apple urban exhibit his profound concerns approximately his expert profession and provides insightful glimpses to his impressions of antebellum manhattan. additionally, Green’s commute diaries, recorded in the course of his journey to Europe in 1868, current an important volume of unique info that permits better perception to be drawn concerning Green’s next work.

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