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Frederick Law Olmsted: Comment on Commerce

From: Genius of Place by Justin Martin (Recommended Reading)

During his travels, Mr. Olmsted was often struck by how the demands of commerce crowded OUT anything of lasting value – a venerable Olmstedian theme.

Old Kenmore Square  (Building Demolished 2020)

 

Large commercial building with old fashioned gas advertisement above it
New Kenmore Square

 


Further reading:

Excellent in-depth article with pictures: “History of Kenmore Square Part 1- Graham Junior College” by Bill Tarulich

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