Suggestions about extended Susquehanna River Front

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Suggestions about extended Susquehanna River Front - What One Mill Will Dcu Erect a City Hall. Give...
What One Mill Will Dcu Erect a City Hall. Give Pure Water. Improve the River Front. Build a Great Sewer. Provide Public Parks. Pave the Streets. AKRISRUUG people arc ready for the call lo arms and the battle, for municipal improvements is on. Prominent mem bers of Councils, enthusiastic business men identified with the Board of Trade, the Civic Club and citizens generally are heartily in accord w - ith the suggestion of the "Telegraph" looking to a. combined movement for better things for the city. There is no occasion for further delay. Our opportunities were never greater and 1 he sentiment of the community is overwhelming' in. favor of the forward movement. There, has been enough talk; there must, now be action. So far as the "Telegraph" is concerned, it. aims only at betler Ihings for Harrisburg through the co - operation of every branch of the city government and. all classes of our citizenship. Other cities with inferior advantages are making far better use of their opportunities than Harrisburg, and we say this in no spirit, of faultfinding - . Erie, and York and Wilkes - Barre are striking examples of the benefits of awakened municipal spirit. These cities are multiplying their industries and rapidly taking positions in the front rank of American cities. Investigation shows that, their success has been due entirely to the burial of private interest for the public good. They have discovered that the progress of a city in 'Ihc way of industrial growth, directly and indirectly, benefits every man, woman and child in that city. We of Harrisburg have suffered to a large extent from the exploded, notion that no city should go into debt for public improvements. Every city in this State which has made substantial progress Jias not hesitated to incur debt, where 'debt meant, betterment,. We have been satisfied to drift with the years, li.n d it is now time for the leaders of public sentiment to take their places it the oars and pull hard against the stream of old fojj - yisrn. ' This evening the ''Telegraph'' presents for 1 he consideration of the mmmunify a. suggestion for the improvement of the city's river front. Jit skowa how; tlio jirescnt unsightly ( in j iii :''V. - at 'Us. d'., W S U - i - ... : 425" zz &i - zu - - T? 11'. - . - ' " ) i ii, - - r - Ifl I " 'I - i t.Y1 1 18' r iff The Telegraph s r i - - i rr uggestiori - ...IT - 1 - C for Harrisburg's Extensive River Front ( river bank might be transformed into! the most attractive feature of Har - risburg life. This drawing - , shows al retaining wall bupporting a main, sewer extending from the extreme! western limit to the extreme southern limit of the city, conducting all the sewage of the city to an outlet! beyond the point of possible contam ination. The picturesque river Mn - .a would then no longer be mada Sectional View Showing Main Back of Retaining Wall. Sewer noisome with the odors of the filth deposited along the low water mark. From the retaining wall to the top of the bank there, is shown a grassy slope; along the edge .of ihf hunk and fringing - the park a walk and guard rail. This suggestion involves the construction of this improvement from one end of the city to the oilier, making a popular fresh air esplanade for all the people ot Hnrrishuig. As the board walk is to Atlantic City, so would this river front be to Harrisburg. Details can be discussed later, but engineers and others havo approved this general suggestion as practicable. Such tv main sewer would remove a menace to the health of Harrisburg and the tilling in of tha slope from the wall to the terraced bank could easily be accomplished by Ihe construction of a tram road from the South Harrisburg mills, whero Continued on 5th, page, 1st column i

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 27 Apr 1901, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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