Saturday, December 19, 2009

In Defense Of The Lung Block: 1903

Lung Block 1903
This is interesting as the proposed Hamilton Park was to be the site of Knickerbocker Village. Was Father Curry anticipating that those displaced from the demolition would never find replacement housing or were there other considerations? Did he fear losing his flock? Shades of what happened when Knickerbocker and the Smith Houses were built. Certainly he might have a point that crime and illness were not the sole domain of Cherry Hill and certainly he may have whiffed at the anticipated profits made by Fred French type developers and bankers.

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