Publication: Pioneer Press Company, 1883, St Paul
First edition. 8vo. 9" X 5 1/2" printed wrappers, 61 pp. plus 7 pp. of advertising, fold-out frontispiece (handsome view of the state capitol), inside front and rear covers are advertisements as is the rear cover, illustrated with engraved plates, membership roster of Chamber of Commerce members. There are 13 full-page plates of buildings in St. Paul including the Pioneer Press building, Union Depot, the retail district on Third Street, Custom House & Post Office, and others. Many subjects are discussed in the report including street pavements, the fire department, sanitation, building ordinance, the boom in St. Paul's economy, the wholesale trade, manufacturing, the banks, the railroad system, river business, real estate, future growth opportunities, etc. Covers lightly soiled, tiny closed tear to fore-edge of front cover, tiny dent to bottom edge of rear cover, else an internally clean, square copy in overall near fine condition.
Inventory Number: 34041