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Phipps Apartments Housing; Sunnyside, Queens, New York: The Landscape Architect Marjory Sewell-Cautley

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by: R. Terry Schnadelbach, FAAR
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Publication Date: July 12, 2015
Book Size: 8" x 10"
Pages: 24
Binding: Perfect Bound
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Book Synopsis
Clarence Stein, planner, architect and social critic of the 1920s, along with close colleagues, landscape architects Henry Wright and Marjory Sewell-Caughly, began their careers by designing and developing middle and low income housing projects for America’s white and blue collar families. Armed with an array of colleagues in civic activism, they formed a team in 1924 to apply their then radical, new concepts of urbanism, social housing and open space to a test project in Queens, New York, adjacent to the Sunnyside railroad yards. The new development, designed as a neighborhood from its inception, had a mixture of affordable housing types catering to blue and a growing white color worker population. Phipps Apartments were the first high density low-rise garden apartments in the American garden City movement. This history in urban planning and landscape architecture offers lessons on middle class urban neighborhoods and point to possible applications for neighborhood revitalization.
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