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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 respectable, reformer, urban planner and civic chief paralleled the increase of recent York urban from a mercantile seaport city to a global city. Born in rural Massachusetts, eco-friendly migrated to ny at age fourteen. He placed his lifestyles on the carrier of the town and have become a imperative determine within the nineteenth-century city reform circulation. His public profession spanned a interval of greater than fifty years. His wide variety of accomplishments exemplifies New York’s unbelievable 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 relevant Park. because the park’s comptroller, he held a principal place in its development and lobbied the critical Park’s growth to a hundred and tenth road. After the ousting of the Tweed Ring, he was once formally appointed urban Comptroller. eco-friendly campaigned adamantly for museums and for the production of the recent York Public Library. He used to be presented the name of "Father of better manhattan” for his an important position within the consolidation of the city. Green’s social community integrated males equivalent to ny Governor Samuel J. Tilden, valuable 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 tremendously benefitted from gaining knowledge of the unique assets, lots of that have now not been brought up ahead of. the fabric has merely been chanced on within the eco-friendly kin property and had no longer been on hand to prior researchers and students. Of specific curiosity and price are the letters written through the younger eco-friendly within the 1830s. His first months in long island urban show his profound concerns approximately his expert profession and provides insightful glimpses to his impressions of antebellum ny. moreover, Green’s shuttle 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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