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  • AMERICAN STREET, Philadelphia

    June 9, 2008

    There are many American Streets in Philadelphia. Or, strictly speaking, there’s one American Street in about twenty different pieces… William Penn‘s and Thomas Holme‘s original Philadelphia grid pattern, developed in the 1680s, has proven to be a major influence on city plans across the United States; Manhattan’s grid pattern owes a debt to it, and Queens adopted […]

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