Feb 10, 2009

New Deal Architecture Faces Bulldozer

GREENHILLS, Ohio (NYTimes) - When people talk about green architecture as though it were a new movement, Greg Strupe laughs. Mr. Strupe lives with his family in one of the country’s first green towns, built during the Great Depression by unemployed men and women and championed by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
This 1938 village, along with Greenbelt, Md., and Greendale, Wis., was created to move struggling families out of nearby cities and into a healthier, more verdant environment, with shopping, recreation and nearly 200 small modernist apartment buildings and houses surrounded by a forest. Continued

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