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A Good Place to Spend a Pleasant Day, Nature and the Suburban Ideal
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TitleA Good Place to Spend a Pleasant Day, Nature and the Suburban Ideal
AbstractArticle traces the history of the movement from cities to the suburbs. Mentions craftsman bungalows and Prairie-style Foursquare homes. "Both emphasized a connection between the land and the structure, [and] were extremely popular with middle-class families from the 1890s through the 1920s." Discusses developers William Strang, Donald Drummond (who built "flatties"--flat-roofed homes), and J. C. Nichols and landscape architects Hare and Hare. Includes an illustration of the subdivision of Countryside designed for the Hodges Brothers by Hare and Hare.
DateSpring-Summer 2009
SourceAlbum
LocationMVSC F 978.1675 J66AL
PublisherJohnson County Museum
Volume24(22)
Number2
Page1, 3-5
SubjectSuburban life
Architectural elements
Nature
Land subdivision
Local SubjectJohnson County, Kansas
J. C. Nichols Company
Strang, William B., Jr.
Overland Park, Kansas
Mission Hills, Kansas
Drummond, Donald H.
Hare and Hare
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID219185
CONTENTdm number38855
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