Abandoned in 1924, the ruins of this post-apocalyptic looking ghost town still remain in a wooded area of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (USA). Concrete City is said to be the first example of modern-day cookie-cutter or tract housing. This residential development, built in 1911, consisted of 20 buildings, each one housing two families. Both halves of every structure contained a living room, kitchen and dining room downstairs, with four bedrooms on the second floor. Outhouses were constructed behind the dwellings. The homes were arranged around a central plaza that contained a pavilion, baseball field, tennis court and wading pool. Concrete sidewalks illuminated by electric lights and landscaped yards completed this cutting-edge community.
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To see how Concrete City seems to be experiencing new life as a frequently changing urban art gallery, go to “Spontaneous Acts of Art--Concrete City Ruins”:
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