Note on "Plans of an American Country Town" 1769-1770
- Collection Name
- Old-Time New England
- Collection Code
- Date Notes
- Volume 53, Number 189 (Summer, 1962)
- The settlements of America were originally based on a European design. But with all the land to be had in America, what were once neatly planned towns and villages grew outward on tangents; the European design didn't work here. Featured here are two plans, published in "The Gentleman's Magazine," for towns that followed strict grid patterns with a large central square, that did not consider the newfound mobility of America's settlers.
- Full Article
- Collection Type
- Description Level
- Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 96
- Reference Code
Wendell D. Garrett (Author)
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
- Publisher Series
Old Time New England
- Place of Publication
- Publications Referencing This Collection
(1962). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
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