Improving the lives of children – a priority
The most important aspect in this town was to provide low income families with affordable housing to raise their children in and a safe environment with access to large open “green” spaces.
Pathways created between homes
Pathways were created in each section of homes to connect the sections to each other, as well as provide a pathway to the Village center.
Streets were designed with children’s safety as a priority
The streets were designed with children and safety as a priority. There are three types of streets: residential, feeder, and main street. Residential streets are fairly short and are usually courts or dead ends, which significantly limits through traffic. Each residential street empties into a slightly larger street known as a feeder street to help guide cars into the last type of larger street, known a main street.
Many residents of Greenhills, Ohio, a Resettlement Community of President Roosevelt’s New Deal projects, in 1938 often found employment in the village working in the community and for the school.
School Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938 by John Vachon
Another unique feature of Greenhills, Ohio and Greendale is how the streets in each section were named alphabetically. All the streets in a given area start with the same letter.
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