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Ghost Town: Post-Apocalyptic Chic "Concrete City" (abandoned 1924) | by Cheri Sundra: Guerrilla Historian
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Ghost Town: Post-Apocalyptic Chic "Concrete City" (abandoned 1924)

To see my video featuring a fun romp thru Concrete City visit:

vimeo.com/42462270

 

Concrete City is said to be the first example of modern-day cookie-cutter or tract housing. This residential development, built in 1911, consisted of 20 buildings, each one housing two families. Both halves of every structure contained a living room, kitchen and dining room downstairs, with four bedrooms on the second floor. Outhouses were constructed behind the dwellings. The homes were arranged around a central plaza that contained a pavilion, baseball field, tennis court and wading pool. Concrete sidewalks illuminated by electric lights and landscaped yards completed this cutting-edge community, which was abandoned in 1924 because the owners did not want to install an expensive sewer system as required by the township.

 

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Taken on March 11, 2012