Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Articles on landscaping, building tips, city planning

Wildwood Magazine

Lee, Joel, Grace, and the executive board members, deciding to expand their repertoire, agreed that a magazine was the perfect vehicle for publicizing their planned residential communities. From 1913 to 1917, Wildwood Magazine was published in order to promote housing styles, building tips, and landscaping techniques. Articles on city planning and landscaping were contributed by Arthur Shurtleff of Boston. In addition to informative articles, several contests for backyard beautification featured in the magazines, enticed homeowners to improve their landscape for neighborhood recognition.[i]
[i] The Wildwood Magazine, Spring1916, p. 2. The Wildwood Magazine sold for fifty cents for one year and seventy-five cents for two years.

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