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View Resource Levittown, Pa: Building the Suburban Dream

High-minded architectural critics derided its very form and cookie-cutter execution and sociologists wrote of the "organization men" who drove out of its bucolic curvilinear streets each morning, but Levittowns (there were three of them in total) were immensely popular with the general public after World War II. This fine online exhibit from the State Museum of Pennsylvania explores the Levittown...

http://statemuseumpa.org/levittown/
View Resource Sustainable Building Sourcebook: Straw Bale

The Sustainable Building Sourcebook is an online publication in partnership with the City of Austin, Texas, Green Building Program. This section of the Sourcebook provides information and resources on straw bale construction. The article begins with a definition of straw bale construction as a construction that uses "baled straw from wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice and others in walls covered by...

http://strawbale.sustainablesources.com/
View Resource Temple University: City Parks Association Photographs

In the past several years, the Temple University Libraries have expanded their digital collections to include images from the Housing Association of the Delaware Valley, the influential Impulse Dance Annuals, and clippings from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. This particular collection brings together over 1200 photographs from the City Parks Association of Philadelphia. The Association was...

http://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037c...