Engineering News Volume 77

Engineering News Volume 77

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...LARGE RURAL DISTRICT LAID OUT The 50,000 acres of old lake bottom is now owned by the New Holland Farms, Inc., which has laid out a district into farms and towns, retaining for this purpose consulting agricultural and town-planning experts. The town of New Holland has been laid out surrounding the pumping station. There are three smaller community centers, respectively in the west, central and east sections of the district. In general, the roads are to follow the canal banks, as shown in the accompanying sketches. 'l'he west and cast main-canal banks furnish diagonal roads partly across the district, and north of these and generally parallel are a northwest and a northeast road. The smaller fa1'ms of about 5 acres each are laid out close to the town and community centers. Beyond these are the farms of 20 acres each and outside of these those of 120 acres. The lands of the company have been set aside as a separate township so that the people, whose lands are being developed separate from the older part of the communit_y drainage district. may become a separate political unit and entirely control their own schools, roads, etc. Each of the 120-acre farms has a frontage of 80 rods on a canal. About half of the canals will give light water transportation to the farm. Each farm will have a main road laid out along the canal frontage. Each of the community centers will have its own post oI"fice, stores, church, school, assembly hall and playground. The town of New Holland, which will be the main center for the whole district, has been laid out by H. P. Kelsey, landscape architect, of Boston. About 40% of the land in the town site has been set aside for parks. boulevards, roads, and sites for public buildings. The latter are more

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