A pioneering editor, publisher, historian, and civic booster.
“The beauty and comfort of houses, dwellings, and abodes of citizens are important, because these are of an infinite number and they make up the city”
Why I do this
From “The Building of a House. A chapter in “Fraternity Papers”. Published by Edward H Elwell in 1888.
“There is a human interest in the biography of an old house . It is the story of generations which “ come like shadows , so depart ; ” of families which burgeoned and blossomed , and filled the old rooms with life and laughter , and grew up to maturity and strength , and spread wide their branches , and struck their roots deep into the soil , and seemed to hold possession forevermore , and then fell away limb by limb , and were shattered by the blasts of adversity , and sank into forgetfulness and sheer oblivion , and were succeeded by others who know them not , who in their turn flourished and decayed , and were alike forgotten”