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Seventeenth Annual Report, 1912, of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society

TO THE LEGISLATURE OF

THE STATE OF NEW YORK

TRANSMITTED TO THE

LEGISLATURE MARCH 28,

1912

FOUNDED BY ANDREW H. GREEN AND
INCORPORATED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF
THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN 1895

ALBANY
THE ARGUS COMPANY, PRINTERS

1912

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CONTENTS.

PAGD.

Fort Brewerton State Reservation...

96

Tappan Monument Property.

96

Public Meetings: Fourth of July, 1911.

96

Annual Meeting

97

Exhibition of National Park Pictures.

98

National, State and City Parks..

102

New York City Civic Center.

103

City Hall Park Successfully Defended.

103

History of New York County Court House.

105

County Court House Fight...

107

New Court House Site Selected.

110

Civic Center Plan...

111

City Planning Discussed

112

City Planning Pays”

116

Collect Pond Site, New York City

118

Origin of Name..

118

Boundaries of Pond.

119

Pond a Famous Landmark.

120

Title to the Pond..

121

Ship Basin and Canal Proposed..

122

Water Works, Steam Navigation, Etc.

123

Safe Site for New Court House..

125

Central Park, New York: Latest Projected Innovation.

125

Riverside Park, New York: N. Y. C. Railroad Tracks.

126

Grave of “An Amiable Child”

128

Madison Square, New York: Protection of Worth Monument..

130

Isham Park, New York: Gift of Mrs. Julia Isham Taylor and Miss

Flora B. Isham

133

Inwood Hill Park, New York: A Neglected Opportunity

134

Prospect Park, New York: Fire Stations Opposed..

136

Brooklyn Central Library Site.

136

Seaside Parks, New York: City Votes to Acquire Two..

138

Governor's Island Park Proposed..

139

New York Navy Yard Park Proposed..

142

New York City Churches: Six Monumental.

145

St. John's Chapel Again Threatened..

146

Hamilton Grange, New York...

147

Indian Remains on Manhattan Island.

154

Dedications: New York Public Library.

159

Bryant Statue, Bryant Park...

159

Maiden Lane Tablet..

162

Sites and Inscriptions: Treason Hill House Tablet.

162

Lafayette Tablet in Public School..

162

Pelham Treaty Oak and Manor..

163

Anne Hutchinson Tablet.

.164

Silas Wright's Birthplace.

170

Hall of Fame: Election Rules Amended..

171

Names of Places: Changed without Good Reason.

176

Blackwell's Island, Change of Name Proposed.

177

Classic Place Names in New York State..

178

Name of Mount Rainier, Agitation..

181

United States Board on Geographic Nanses.

183

Thomas Paine's Home, New Rochelle..

188

Palisades Interstate Park Gifts.

189

Harriman Park Souvenirs..

190

Verplanck Mansion near Fishkill.

191

Sing Sing Prison Site...

193

Schuyler Mansion in Albany.

194

Saratoga Battlefield

195

Herkimer House in Danube.

195

Bennington Battlefield

196

Au Sable Chasm..

Adirondack Park

Gift of Park to Cananda igua.

Taghanic Falls

Sullivan Monument Collapse.

Niagara Falls: Burton Act Extended..

New York State's Rights.

Physical Conditions at Niagara Falls.

Proportions of American and Canadian Falls.

Effects of Diversions..

Management of Scenic and Historie Parks.

Conservation Commission's Cooperation Offered.

Perry's Victory Centenary..

Peace Centenary

George Washington's English Antecedents.

Sulgrave Manor Suggested as a Peace Memorial.

Derivation of Washington Family Name..

The Boldon Book.

Hebburn on the Tyne..

Washington Village

Genealogical Hiatus Spanned by Heraldry

Sulgrave Manor

Brington Village

Purleigh Church

Pedigree of George Washington..

Washington Coat-of-Arms and American Flag.

Preservation of Public Records ..

Proceedings of New York Common Council.

New York City Archivist Needed...

Archives Disappearing .

Supervisor of Public Records, Created.

State Historian's Office Transferred.

Preservation of Cemetery Inscriptions.

Imperishable Records of the Ancients.

National Conservation Congress..

Mountain Memorial Gift to New Hampshire.

President Lincoln's Birthplace Saved..

Lincoln Memorial in Washington..

President Cleveland's Birthplace Saved..

Jamestown National Park Again Proposed.

Tallulah Falls, Ga., Endangered...

Estes National Park, Colo., Proposed

National Parks and Monuments.

Complete List to Date....

Bureau of National Parks Recommended.

Glacier National Park...

Natural Bridges National Monument.

Death of a Yellowstone Pioneer.

Hetch Hetchy Valley Contest.

Mono National Forest Contest.

Advertising Signs in the United States.

New York Highway Sign Law of 1911.

St. Louis Ordinance Sustained.

Advertising Signs in France...

Organizations for Scenic Preservation.

Taxation of Illuminated Signs in Paris.

Advertising Signs in England..

Advertisement Regulations Act of 1907

Nature Protection in Switzerland.

Civic Beauty in Brazil....

Canadian Parks, Dominion and Provincial.

General System

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