Mills Creek Public Housing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1952-1953)
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape design for the Mill Creek Public Housing Complex between 40th Street, Aspen Street and Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Oberlander worked on this project in the early 1950s as Dan Kiley's associate. They both were consulting for Louis Kahn's office, Kahn, McAllister, Braik, & Day. The first phase of the project consisted in a complex of three seventeen-storey apartment towers accomodating 218 units on a four-acre site. The landscape design consisted in a system of pedestrian areas to connect the site with the city, including a central alley linking Fairmount Avenue to a commun green space. Trees proving shade were planted around the parking spaces and the housing towers. The project was completed in 1954, but most of the landscaping by Kiley and Oberlander was never realized. The Mill Creek complex was demolished in 2002 to make space for the new low-rise public housing development.
The project series contains only two reprographic copies of landscape plans.
Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
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