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Note on "Plans of an American Country Town" 1769-1770

SC001.1962.053.189.001 (RS13073)

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Collection Name
Old-Time New England
Collection Code
SC001
Dates
1962
Date Notes
Volume 53, Number 189 (Summer, 1962)
Abstract
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.
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Collection Type
Serials
Description Level
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Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 96
GUSN
169720
Reference Code
SC001.1962.053.189.001

Record details

Originator
Wendell D. Garrett (Author)
Publisher
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Publisher Series
Old Time New England
Place of Publication
Boston, Mass.
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1962). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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