New York: The Central Mercantile District

COWL, CLARKSON

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New York: Central Mercantile Assoc., 1915, A publication boosting the so-called Central Mercantile District, which was roughly bordered on the south by Canal St., running north to 34th St., between Broadway and the Hudson River. This pamphlet contains "...digests and selections from the data collected in an industrial survey" of the District, which as of 1913 contained 30% of the manufacturers in Manhattan. The District offers "unparalleled advantages as a location for light manufacturing and wholesale concerns, for showrooms...and an exceptional home atmosphere, most conveniently located and at low costs." Touting docks, warehousing, "first pick of skilled working immigrating from Europe (and showing examples thereof) , etc. Pamphlet No. 1. 25.5 cm; 22 pp.; illustrated from photographs and maps. Soiling to covers; short tears to front wrapper; vertical fold throughout; else a good copy in original pictorial wrappers. (Item ID: 012325)


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