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Yesterday's Vision: The Athens City Master Plan of 1925

Location: Athens Clarke County Library, Appleton Auditorium

Date / Time: 4/15/2018 3:00 pm

 


Join the Athens Historical Society for our April Program "Yesterday's Vision: The Athens City Master Plan of 1925"

Athens Clarke County Library, Appleton Auditorium

3:00 pm Sunday April 15th

Reception to Follow

Nearly a century ago Athens already was sporting its slogan of The Classic City, but also was suffering many of the classic growing pains of a rapidly expanding city. To chart a future for the tangled network that was early 20th century Athens, the nationally-noted planning firm of Warren H. Manning Offices, Inc., Landscape Design and Regional Planning of Cambridge, Massachussets was retained to suggect a better way forward. Manning and his firm came to Athens in 1924-25 to assess the situation, leaving behind a detailed and richly illustrated report, as well as maps that both analyzed existing situations and proposed bold new solutions. 

Join us as Beth Whitlock of the ACCL's Heritage Room and Steven Brown of the UGA Hargrett Library share the history, photographs and maps of Athens' earliest known adventure in city planning. 


 

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