I found this book in Bookhaven, the wonderful used book store in the museum district of Philadelphia. I think it cost 50 cents. It's a fascinating account of how London was rebuilt after the great fire of 1666 and the incredible influence of the architecture of Georgian London (1714 to 1830) - its influence on the architecture of America is one part of the story. It may not sound like the most of exciting subjects but Summerson has an eye for those details of city life that keep you turning the page. It was published in 1945 but reads like it was written recently. It's in the Lending Library.
The Little Free Library Blog - by James Smith
Street Road and the Little Free Library have reopened.
Masks are required and we are observing limited numbers of people inside at one time.
Street Road: Saturdays 11am - 3pm and by appointment.
Little Free Library: Thursday 12-3, Friday 1-4, Saturday 10-3, Sunday 11-2
Call/message 610-869-4712 or email to set up visits outside these hours. Our Little Free Library's outdoor box is open 24/7 and regularly restocked.
Directions to Street Road here.
Directions to The Little Free Library here.
A word about 'here':
We acknowledge that we are on the ancestral lands of the Lenape, original people of the mid-Atlantic area, forced west by British and US governments. Most Delaware Indian tribe descendants are now located in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Lenni Lenapes in Pennsylvania are not officially recognized as tribes by the United States, though an estimated 5000 Lenape Nation descendants live in the Delaware River area. We pay respects to the Lenape people both past and present. Please consider the many legacies of violence, displacement and settlement that form part of our collective histories. While increased public recognition of these legacies and processes of redress such as Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission are positive steps, concrete focus on return of land and land rights remains a distant horizon.