Slide Title

Greenbelt: Walkway

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Date

6-1970

Description

Greenbelt was built during the Roosevelt Administration at the tail end of the Great Depression. This photograph shows Greenbelt in 1970 and the walkways are deteriorating and walls are covered in graffiti.

Greenbelt was a new town built and owned by the federal government, and was inspired by the Garden City movement in Europe. Greenbelt was one of three American Garden Cities, and the first to be constructed. Residential applicants were put through a screening process based on income, occupation, and willingness to participate in communal activities. The screening also excluded African Americans which lasted until 1963. As of 2000 the census reports Greenbelt is 40% African American.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbelt,_Maryland

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1891-1979

Creator 2 Role

Urban Planner

Subject Headings

Cities and towns -- Maryland -- Greenbelt;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Maryland

City Name

Greenbelt

Keywords

garden cities, planned communities, vandalism, walkways, pedestrian traffic, Greenbelt, Maryland

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