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3 edition of Prairie Avenue found in the catalog.

Prairie Avenue

by Arthur Meeker

  • 130 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11938401M
    ISBN 101432613618
    ISBN 109781432613617

    Arthur Meeker Jr. () grew up at Prairie Avenue, the son of the general manager of Armour & Co. who was deeply involved in Chicago business, politics, and society. Much of Meeker's published work focused on the interaction of those aspects of life in Chicago. Marshall Field Jr., only son of the merchant, died a short time before his father. Since the children of the second Marshall Field have lived much of the time in England, the Prairie avenue abode has been little used for a quarter of a century. Grad. ually the servant staf .

      No, not a book about a street in a frontier town. It refers to Prairie Avenue in Chicago, once the home (at least on a portion of the street) of a number of Chicago’s premier moguls in the business world–many readers would recognize the names even today: George Pullman, Marshall Field, Phillip Armour. By novel’s end, the neighborhood had deteriorated from its glory days when the . According to the book Memory Lane: A History of Downtown Grande Prairie from , the Grande Prairie Electric Co., formed in , was providing Richmond Avenue and the rest of the town with a reliable source of power. Electricity from the plant was available from 5 a.m. to sunrise, and from sundown to midnight.

    Prairie Avenue by Meeker, Arthur. Knopf, Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend jacket quality is not guaranteed. Details and photos of S Prairie Avenue # , property for rent with Diana Eckstrom. Call us for more on this listing or to schedule a viewing today.


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The bookstore closed for good following. Prairie Avenue Bookshop, Chicago, IL. likes. " the best architectural bookshop in the world." - Colin Amery, London Financial Times/5(5). Callahan devotes part of the book to discussions of the foods available to Prairie Avenue residents, the impact of the rapidly changing technology on cooking, the fine art of dining, the ritual of calling, the problems and pleasures of servants in the household, the children of Prairie Avenue, and the effect of the World’s Colombian 5/5(3).

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See all 2 Prairie Avenue Historic District tours on Tripadvisor/5(28). Prairie Avenue is due to receive some well-deserved attention with the release of a novel, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, in June The volume, book one of three in the “Avenue of Dreams” series, has just been added to the online catalog of the publisher, Fleming H.

Revell. 13 rows  The Chicago Tribune highlighted Prairie Avenue in an article from 9 January as a place. Prairie Avenue, in the era of its grandeur, to the turn of the century, is really the hero of the story- Aunt Lydia, grande dame, whose past could not be unearthed is the heroine -- and Ned Ramsay is merely the interlocutor, the interpreter of the passing : Arthur Meeker.

Genre/Form: Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Meeker, Arthur, Prairie Avenue / by Arthur Meeker. New York: A.A. Knopf,   With 6, titles books split into 8 categories and subcategories, the Prairie Avenue Bookshop has one of the nation's largest inventories of architectural books.

Get this from a library. Prairie Avenue. [Arthur Meeker] -- Novel picturing life in a well-to-do Chicago family at various periods between the 's and Prairie Avenue evolved into Chicago's most exclusive residential street during the last three decades of the 19th century.

The city's wealthiest citizens--Marshall Field, Philip Armour, and George Pullman--were soon joined by dozens of Chicago's business, social, and civic leaders, establishing a neighborhood that the Chicago Herald proclaimed "a cluster of millionaires not to be matched for.

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