Greenhills is an American treasure. It is one of only three "model" greenbelt towns built during the Great Depression by the New Deal's Resettlement Administration, designed to move working people out of crowded cities and into new, well-planned communities in the suburbs. Construction began in December 1935, and the first families moved there in 1938. Greenhills featured schools, churches, and stores within easy walking distance, as well as wonderful amenities: walking paths, green spaces, and community and recreational facilities. In hard times, when many struggled with crowded, decrepit housing, Greenhills offered affordable, well-built homes with the latest conveniences. When one-third of the country was out of work, many men were employed in the planning and building of Greenhills.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738598864
: Arcadia Publishing
: 05/06/2013
: Ohio
: Images of America
: 202 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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This illustrated volume highlights the fascinating history of this New Deal village from its beginnings through 2013, which is the town's 75th anniversary. Images of America: Greenhills celebrates family and civic life and some unique features of Greenhills, including its distinctive architecture and public green spaces. The Village of Greenhills, the Greenhills Historical Society, the Greenhills Alumni Association, and many volunteers and staff members dedicated their time and talents to this publication, which was written and prepared thanks to a community effort.
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