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Imperial San Francisco : politics and planning in an American city, 1897-1906

Author: Judd Kahn
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the design of the city in the decade before the Earthquake and Fire of 1906, city politics, the Burnham plan, and why the city rebuilt itself on the old order rather than adopting a new design.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kahn, Judd, 1940-
Imperial San Francisco.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)643681241
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judd Kahn
ISBN: 0803227027 9780803227026
OCLC Number: 5101977
Description: 263 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Metropolitan ups and downs, San Francisco in the nineteenth century --
Conflict and conciliation, labor, business, and politics in San Francisco, 1897-1906 --
New San Francisco, James Duval Phelan and the city beautiful --
Image of order, Burnham plan for San Francisco --
Ideal and the real, "civicism" and shady politics --
Relief and rehabilitation, the power of ideology --
Urban phoenix, broader lines and wider streets --
Defeat of planning, politics and property rights --
Conclusion, planning and politics, the search for authority.
Responsibility: Judd Kahn.

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Examines the design of the city in the decade before the Earthquake and Fire of 1906, city politics, the Burnham plan, and why the city rebuilt itself on the old order rather than adopting a new design.

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