17 June 2008

111 Year Old Park Plans

Pages from the 1907 Kessler Plan found here. Washington Park proposal:

Park plan at East McMicken, Back and Walnut:
The name of this park is eluding me at the moment. Both plans show pools, and although the parks never resembled these plans, they did both get swimming pools.


Radarman said...

What boneheads ever let them put in the Washington Park School in what should be the city's best loved and most complete square? Will the new SCPA be equally insulting?

CityKin said...

These decisions get made under duress both financial and political.

Anonymous said...

Urban planning is a bit of a misnomer. Decisions about the city hardly ever happen according to plan, especially these old City Beautiful ones.