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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
fifteen years of age......1887 Arbor Day established as a legal holiday......1887 City of Woonsocket incorporated......1888 Bourn amendment to the State constitution, abolishing property qualification for electors, proclaimed by governor......November, 1888 State agricultural school established by act of legislature......1888 Vote at April election for governor: John W. Davis, Democrat, 21,289; H. W. Ladd, Republican, 16,870; James H. Chace, Law Enforcement party, 3,597; H. H. Richardson, Prohibition, 1,346. There being no choice, the legislature chose H. W. Ladd......May 28, 1889 Prohibitory amendment rescinded at a special election, June 20, 1889, and a highlicense law passed......Aug. 1, 1889 Australian ballot-reform law passed......1889 First State convention of the Union Reform party held, and Arnold B. Chace nominated for governor......Feb. 25, 1889 Australian ballot system introduced at State election......April 2, 1889 John W. Davis elected gover
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold 1851- (search)
Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold 1851- Author; born in New York City, Feb. 23, 1851; received a private education; and later studied art and architecture. She contributed to magazines and periodicals, and wrote Henry Hobson Richardson and works; American Etchers; Should we ask for the suffrage? etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Stanford 1853- (search)
White, Stanford 1853- Architect; born in New York, Nov. 9, 1853; educated at the University of the City of New York; studied architecture; was chief assistant of the late Henry H. Richardson in the construction of Trinity Church, Boston; and since 1881 has been a member of the firm of McKim, Mead & White, in New York City. He designed Madison Square Garden. the new University of the City of New York, the Washington Centennial Arch in New York City, the University of Virginia; and the pedestals of St. Gaudens's principal statues.
llis, choir master, who had just completed seventeen years of active work in connection with the choir. Miss Elizabeth R. Robely was organist, she having served in that capacity since April, 1888. In the evening a reception was given to the parish by the wardens and vestry. The invitation included all past and present members and others interested in the church, and the occasion was one of especial interest. Grace Church, Medford, is the creation of that transcendent artist, Henry Hobson Richardson, architect of Trinity Church, Boston; Grace Church, Springfield; the Capitol at Albany, and Woburn Public Library. It is situated on High street, nearly opposite the site of the First, or Unitarian, Church and occupies one-third of the old Timothy Bigelow property, consisting of about fifty thousand square feet. The other two-thirds are owned by James W. Tufts. The style of the church is Gothic, with a sharply sloping roof, acutely pointed windows and a tower ninety feet in heigh