Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism

Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism

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How entrepreneurial housebuilders fueled a rapid economy. qA well-written and easily read business book with a historical perspective, quite fit for a general readership interested in the history of American€”APT BulletinWhen he established his factory in the Spring Garden neighborhood in the mid 1830s, the locomotive maker picked a spot convenient to the terminus of the Philadelphia and ... Around both Baldwina#39;s plant and the railway depot, industrial and service activity swirled. ... He acquired the Spring Garden land on a ground- rent conveyance from George Cadwalader, scion of an old Philadelphia dynasty.

Title:Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism
Author:Donna J. Rilling
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 2001


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