Monday, June 29, 2015

Merritt Square – A City Vision not quite Completed – 1915

Merritt Square 


Source: Annual Report of the Bureau of Surveys Philadelphia - 1915



There seems to have been an idea to put a lot of public space and or parks into common housing sites in the 19-teens and Philadelphia city planning.

Probably WWI threw a wrench into proposed city planning and the ideal to lay out housing developments. The demand for housing after the war probably outstripped any concerns for livability of neighborhoods etc. 


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