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By Patricia Albjerg Graham

During this informative quantity, Patricia Graham, one in all America's such a lot esteemed historians of schooling, bargains a colourful historical past of yank schooling within the final century. Drawing on a big selection of assets, from executive studies to colourful anecdotes, Graham skillfully illustrates Americans' altering calls for for our faculties, and the way colleges have answered through offering what critics wish, although by no means as thoroughly or as speedy as they want.

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In 1954, in a last-ditch effort to survive, a merger was negotiated with the Studebaker Company, in South Bend, Indiana. In 1956, all production was moved from Detroit to South Bend, effectively ending the life of Kahn’s sprawling facility. The company that had introduced such now-standard innovations as the automatic transmission, air conditioning, and power windows, was gone. For a time, portions of the plant were leased to small manufacturing and commercial concerns, but they only occupied a tiny fraction of the vast complex.

Although all of the stations were, by the standards of the day especially, clean, well lit, and tastefully decorated, the City Hall Station was something to marvel at. More highly decorated and uniquely designed than any other in the system, the City Hall Station was designed by the noted architectural firm of Heins and La Farge and overseen by Spanish-born architect Rafael Guastavino. Guastavino employed terra cotta tiles in hues of buff and cream and chocolate brown to construct a curving vaulted ceiling over the tracks and platform.

So let’s follow the old railroad siding and the fallen power lines to the base of a lonely brick chimney that used to darken the sky. Let’s make an inspection tour. . 55 56 The Schoellkopf Power Station Niagara Falls, New York U pon its completion in 1925, the Schoellkopf hydroelectric plant at the base of Niagara Falls was the most powerful in the world. The last three generators installed were the largest in existence and were twice the size of the previous three, which had been, in their turn, the world’s largest when they were installed five years earlier.

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