20th Century Land Use [Lexington]
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 26.243 W 071° 12.779
19T E 317982 N 4700712
Quick Description: This sign, the last in a series, talks about how the local Historic Districs Commission and a Design Advisory Group helped shaped the nearby buildings and parks.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2006 9:52:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMFK2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 43

Long Description:

"In recent years, Lexington has shown special concern for the relationship between the natural environment and the townscape by establishing the Historic Districs Commission and a Design Advisory Group. The Group encouraged the architects of the massive Scottish Rite Museum to scale its designs and rooflines to its residential neighborhood.

"Elsewhere in Lexington, at Six Moon Hill, Five Fields, and Peacock Farm, architects sited houses so as to preserve the natural vegetation and contours of the land. They also employed a land use concept dating from colonial times by reserving acreage to be held in common.

"Munroe District

Agency Responsible for Placement: Other (Place below)

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Town of Lexington

County: Middlesex

City/Town Name: Lexington

Year Placed: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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