1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES
THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK.
ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester.
BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester.
CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll.
REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester.
Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory.
Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the day at the rear.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, with a Sutro Library bookplate tipped into the front enpapers, and some related library labels and marks here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally 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.
FAIR CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges and corners; the spine gilt lettering has substantially faded but is still legible upon close examination; nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the rear inner hinge has split but is holding; there are some creases, edge chips, and small spots here and there, otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear.
A Complete, Original 1894 HOUSE DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and VALUATION of PROPERTIES of WORCESTER.
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.******
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