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Fircrest was ready and waiting when America exploded into the modern era following World War II. In 1906, the creative energy of Edward Major Bowes, of Amateur Hour fame, combined with the engineering brilliance of Mat R. Thompson to create the quintessential American suburb. Anticipating Americas love affair with the automobile, they designed a modern suburban park with wide streets that curved with the contours of the land. Brisk initial sales faded, and the development, Regents Park, struggled. But the people of the Park persevered. In 1925, the Fircrest Golf Club was started, and the homeowners joined together to incorporate. Seeking a fresh start, they renamed their village the City of Fircrest. Postwar homebuilders discovered a solid community with a modern plan and available shovel-ready lots. When the dust settled, the iconic midcentury American neighborhood that Bowes and Thompson envisioned stood proud.
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9781467133906
Branch Call Number: 979.778 C728F 2015
Characteristics: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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