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Date

4-1969

Description

Letchworth was one of the first of England’s “new towns,” and Sir Ebeneezer Howard’s first Garden City. While living in the United States, Howard was influenced by the poet Walt Whitman, among others, to tackle the problems of urban life. His idea was the garden city, which he wrote about in his 1898 publication Garden Cities of To-morrow. This photograph was taken in the Letchworth’s Town Center at Station Place.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letchworth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebenezer_Howard

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1850-1928

Creator 2 Role

Urban Planner

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Garden Cities -- Hertfordshire -- Letchworth Garden City

Country Name

England

Region Name

Hertfordshire

City Name

Letchworth Garden City

Keywords

garden cities, new towns, Hertforshire, Letchworth, town center, sir ebeneezer howard, street scene

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