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Making Milwaukee Mightier by John M. McCarthy

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Marquette University graduate John McCarthy examines how the Socialists, led by Mayors Emil Seidl, Daniel Hoan and Frank Zeidler, had a coherent city planning philosophy to build a "bigger, brighter and better Milwaukee."

From being one of the most densely populated American cities in the early 1900s, Hoan, Zeidler and annexation director Arthur Werba dispersed a growing, crowded population through quadrupling Milwaukee's land area for new housing and industry. English garden communities inspired the building of Garden Homes, Greendale and low-rise row houses that contrasted with high rise public housing in other cities. Charles Whitnall's vision of a comprehensive parks and parkways necklace mostly came to fruition during the New Deal.

This major work also looks at how they fell short in trying to unify city and county government, expand into collar counties and create a metropolitan government. Check catalog for availability.

Submitted by Van Lingle Mungo @ MPL

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