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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146424

Description

viii, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Building, Fireproof History 19th century.
Fires History 19th century.
Cities and towns History 19th century.

Originator

Wermiel, Sara E.

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.

Publication

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

Studies in industry and society

Description

viii, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

0801863112 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks TH1065.W47 2000

Places

United States