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The garden squares of Boston

Author: Phebe S Goodman
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Of the many types of historic landscapes that have become treasured open spaces in North America's dense urban fabric, the garden (or residential) square largely has been overlooked. Yet the garden square played an important role in the planning of Philadelphia, Savannah, Boston, and New York, several of America's major early cities. Boston's garden squares most closely resemble the squares of London in purpose and
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phebe S Goodman
ISBN: 1584652985 9781584652984
OCLC Number: 52631231
Description: xviii, 179 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: From London to North America --
Downtown squares --
South End squares --
Evolution and preservation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Phebe S. Goodman.
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