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|From: tobiabj (tobiabjdrexel.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:17:25 -0700 (PDT)|
There was a very nice article in the Philadelphia Weekly (see <http:// www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/14874>) about a kind of CoHo-precursor community in Philadelphia, Greenbelt Knoll. Designed and constructed in 1956, it consisted of 19 houses built in a rural-feeling part of Philadelphia. They were modest and blended into the environment in a very unusual way for the time. They were sold under a covenant that called for 45% minority occupancy - very unusual, and progressive, for the time. Although there was no common house, there was apparently an uncommon degree of comraderie and shared life among the residents. The community is still going strong, and annual reunions bring back people from all parts of the world and all walks of life.
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