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The fireproof building : technology and public safety in the nineteenth-century American city / Sara E. Wermiel.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Wermiel, Sara E.
Publication
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher Series
Studies in industry and society
Contents
Introduction: Solving the Problem of Urban Conflagration -- 1. The Solid Masonry Fireproof Building, 1790-1840 -- 2. The Iron and Brick Fireproof Building, 1840-1860 -- 3. Response to the Great Fires: Experimentation in the 1860s to the Early 1880s -- 4. Mill Fire Protection Methods Enter the Mainstream -- 5. Triumph: The Fireproof Skyscraper -- 6. Calamity: Slow Acceptance of Adequate Fire Exits -- Conclusion: The Invisible Infrastructure of Safety.
Date
c2000.
Description
viii, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0801863112 (alk. paper)
GUSN
146424
Call Number
Stacks TH1065.W47 2000
Descriptive terms
Building, Fireproof History 19th century.
Cities and towns History 19th century.
Fires History 19th century.
Places
United States

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