1929-1930 LAFAYETTE, INDIANA CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT'S NAME & ADDRESS
POLK'S LAFAYETTE INDIANA CITY DIRECTORY 1929-30: Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Office Buildings... Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide... and a Complete Classified Business Directory. A Directory of every resident within LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, in 1929. Published by R. L. Polk & Company, 1929. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1929. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards and cloth spine, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 946 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro Library ink stamps on the front and rear endpapers and some associated library marks, stamps and labels here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. CONDITION: The cloth covered spine is rubbed and its gilt lettering has faded, there is wear to the spine ends, the front and rear boards are worn through at their corners, the cloth is splitting at places along the edges, and there is soiling and some marks; nonetheless the covers are original and the printing on the boards remains bright and clear; Internally,there are ex Sutro library markings and labels as noted above, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1929-30 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES
of LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. 1929-1930. The Stock Market Crash and the Beginning of the Great Depression. I wonder how Lafayette fared in the coming years? About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.