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A BEAUTIFUL APPROACH TO A CITY THE NEW BRIDGE OVER THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT HARTFORD, BUILT TO DIGNIFY THE ENTRANCE TO

A MUNICIPALITY OF ABOUT 100,000 PEOPLE

mission. So have Newark and Jersey Cass Gilbert and Mr. F. L. Olmsted. City. In Minneapolis, a voluntary organ- Messrs. Manning, Kelsey and Waugh ization is advised by Mr. E. H. Bennett; are at work — for voluntary bodies in New Haven, another is advised by Mr. have taken up the idea in many other

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A NOBLE EXPRESSION OF CIVIC PATRIOTISM NEW GROUP OF MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS., WHICH THE PEOPLE BUILT LARGELY

TO GIVE BEAUTIFUL FORM AND SUBSTANCE TO THEIR LOVE FOR THEIR CITY

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A PLAN FOR AN APPROACH TO THE RAILROAD STATION AT SCRANTON, PA. TYPICAL OF THE NECESSITY TO PROVIDE A SETTING AND VISTA BY WHICH THE BEAUTY OF MONUMENTAL

PUBLIC BUILDINGS MAY SHOW TO ADVANTAGE

widely scattered cities — here are the Newark, New Haven, New Orleans, Oaknames of a few: Albany, Atlantic City, land, Cal., Oklahoma City, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Cincinnati, Colo- Portland, Me., Portland, Ore., Providence, rado Springs, Columbia, S. C., Columbus, Reading, Ridgefield, N. J., Salem, Mass., Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, San Antonio, St. Joseph, Mo., St. Paul, Gary, Ind., Grand Rapids, Greenville, San Francisco, Savannah, Walla Walla, S. C., Harrisburg, Indianapolis, James- and Washington, D. C. town, N. Y., Los Angeles, Louisville, It was the privilege of the writer of this Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, article a few weeks ago to sit at luncheon

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HOW MONTCLAIR, N. J., MIGHT UNIFY ITS CIVIC LIFE BY AN ORDERLY AND BEAUTIFUL GROUPING OF MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS SET OFF BY OPEN SPACES AND RE

LIEVED BY A BACKGROUND OF TREES AND LAWNS

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AS CITY MARKETS APPEAR WHICH “JUST GROW” RAMSHACKLE STORES IN MONTCLAIR, N. J., THAT MAKE AN UGLY CORE OF A BEAUTIFUL RESIDENTIAL SUBURB

BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT PLANNED

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AS THE MARKETS OF A SMALL CITY MAY APPEAR WHEN THE PEOPLE, AS THE PEOPLE OF GLEN RIDGE, N. J., DETERMINED TO DO, ARE RESOLVED TO CONTROL

THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CITY

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SAN DIEGO'S CHARACTERLESS WATER-FRONT AS IT NOW IS, A SPRAWLING AND FORMLESS CONGLOMERATION OF STRUCTURES UNRELATED IN THEIR ARRANGE

MENT TO THE REST OF THE CITY AND INCONVENIENT FOR BUSINESS

create, under the given conditions, a model the spirit in which these men are at work. city that shall most comfortably and Associating themselves in little groups of happily serve a community, and do it, if two, three, or four, of a landscape artist, an possible, with a profit on the undertaking. architect, and perhaps an engineer, they

The best city planners — all of them are working out half a dozen plans — not practically — are now engaged on this in competition, for everybody is asked problem — under conditions significant of to view everybody else's work, criticise

INDIANA ENO

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AN AMERICAN CITY'S IDEA WHEN SOUTH BEND, IND., RECENTLY PREPARED FOR A CIVIC CELEBRATION, IT EXPRESSED ITS IDEAL OF

ERECTING OVER ITS MAIN STREET A SERIES OF SEMICIRCULAR ARCHES OF GASPIPE! A

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SAN DIEGO AS IT MAY BE ITS WHARVES AND WAREHOUSES CONVENIENTLY ARRANGED AND CONNECTED WITH THE REST OF THE CITY BY PRACTICAL ARTERIES OF TRAFFIC, AND PART OF THE WATER-FRONT RESERVED FOR THE PEOPLE

it, or avail themselves of it. It is a revela- The time is rapidly passing when an tion of enthusiasm, of the utter absence of American city can think that it is beautianything like jealousy, that "speaks vol- fying itself by sticking up a Soldier's umes” concerning the spirit of the city- Monument (ordered out of a catalogue) on planning movement and the temper a corner, or putting up a series of gasbegotten in the men who have em- pipe arches the length of its main street. braced it.

The knowledge has definitely come that

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OF "THE CITY BEAUTIFUL".
CIVIC ADORNMENT BY LEAVING ITS BACK LOTS AS THEY APPEAR IN THE PICTURE AT THE LEFT AND BY
CONTRAST IN METHODS APPEARS IN THE PICTURES OF DUSSELDORF ON PAGES 96 AND 97

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