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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1962

GUSN

GUSN-169720

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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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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 96

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1962.053.189.001

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.

Date Notes

Volume 53, Number 189 (Summer, 1962)

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Record Details

Originator

Wendell D. Garrett (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1962). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England