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Streetcar suburbs

Warner, Sam Bass

Streetcar suburbs

the process of growth in Boston, 1870-1900

by Warner, Sam Bass

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Published by Atheneum in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boston Suburban Area (Mass.) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementSam B. Warner, Jr
    SeriesAtheneum ; 145
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14448970M

      Sam Bass Warner’s book “Streetcar Suburbs” discusses the rapid growth of rail service during the period of Motivated by a middle class aspiring to more genteel surroundings and speculators who saw public transport as a boon to real estate development, private investors created a number of new railway companies. Chicago once had one of the world’s largest streetcar systems, more than miles of line on nearly routes by Horsecar service began in , and was supplanted in the s by a large network of cable car lines. In the s, electric “trolleys” proved more efficient and the cable cars were replaced by

    On the Benefits of Streetcar Suburbs September 5, , 5am PDT Peter Saunders knows of the Corner Side Yard knows a good thing when he sees it, . Read "Streetcar suburbs: The process of growth in Boston, – By Sam B. Warner, Jr. Harvard University Press and The M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, xxi, pp. $, National Civic Review" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.

    Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, Planetizen Ten Best Books in Urban Studies. For almost two centuries Americans have been moving to the suburbs in search of affordable family housing, unspoiled nature, and small-town sociability, only to find that their leafy new neighborhoods are part of growing metropolitan sprawl. A streetcar suburb is a residential community whose growth and development was shaped by the use of streetcar lines as a primary means of transportation. Such suburbs developed in the United States in the years before the automobile, when the introduction of the electric trolley or streetcar allowed the nation’s burgeoning middle class to move beyond the central city’s borders.


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Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the last third of the 19th century Boston grew from a crowded m /5. In the last third of the 19th century Boston grew from a crowded merchant town, in which nearly everybody walked to work, to a modern divided metropolis.

The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuter suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how. Streetcar Suburbs is a well-written book, for which there are only limited reasons to still read.

It's not that this classic is dated -- though by today's standards it is oddly silent on issues of gender, a core concept of the newer histories of American suburbs -- but rather, many of its key ideas have become incorporated other works /5(8).

In the last third of the nineteenth century Boston grew from a crowded merchant town, in which nearly everybody walked to work, to the modern divided metropolis. Streetcar suburbs book The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuter suburbs.

This book tells who built the new city, and why, and s: 1. A hypothesis in the book is that the streetcar suburbs enabled ethnic mixing by means of economic stratification. People were ok living with other ethnicities as long as their neighbors were economically similar, which gave them comfort that their children would be in a morally safe environment (I can look up the quote).

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THE STREETCAR SUBURBS. The definitive history book of the Parks Area, revised and updated, now available as a download. Learn More Here. ABOUT US. Get this from a library. Streetcar suburbs: the process of growth in Boston, [Sam Bass Warner] -- Studies the growth in Boston from to and discusses the role the streetcar played in this growth.

Argues that the streetcar divided the inner city of commerce and slums from the outer. “Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston (),” by Sam Bass Warner, Jr., Harvard University Press, Cambridge,second edition.

This page paperback is the work of Sam Bass Warner, Jr., Visiting Professor of Urban History, at MIT. The book examines the development of the suburbs around Boston in the age when /5(4). A tram (in North America streetcar or trolley) is a rail vehicle that runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets; some include segments of segregated right-of-way.

The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called ically the term electric street railways was also used in the United States. In the United States, the term tram has sometimes been used for.

Sam Bass Warner, Jr., Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, A delightful little history of how Boston became a small city with thick suburbs. Essentially — this is a point I infer from both Warner’s book and from Crabgrass Frontier, below — Americans have always dreamed of living in idealized suburbs; everyone has.

Bythe Southside Land & Improvement Co., which operated a streetcar line along Semmes Avenue in South Richmond, had begun work on Woodland. Streetcar suburb Last updated Febru A streetcar suburb is a residential community whose growth and development was strongly shaped by the use of streetcar lines as a primary means of transportation.

Such suburbs developed in the United States in the years before the automobile, when the introduction of the electric trolley or streetcar allowed the nation’s.

Sam Bass Warner, Jr. is the author of Streetcar Suburbs ( avg rating, 69 ratings, 7 reviews, published ), American Urban Form ( avg rating, 4 /5.

Other early examples of suburbs include areas created for lower class citizens outside of Rome, Italy during the s, streetcar suburbs in Montreal, Canada created during the late s, and the picturesque Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, created in Henry Ford was a big reason why suburbs caught on the way they did.

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Add to WishlistPrice: $About this Book Catalog Record Details. Streetcar suburbs: the process of growth in Boston, Warner, Sam Bass, View full catalog record.The Streetcar Suburbs! Here. PAF has sponsored the painting of two large murals depicting local history in addition to publishing a local history book and a DVD showing the area as it appeared in the s.

Over the years, PAF has received various grants for projects. Grantors include: City of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Arts Council.