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Main Street

Main Street


In America the street is the pre-eminent kind of public space and Main Street is the pre-eminent kind of street. Buildings meet the sidewalk edge, forming a wall that gives Main Street the feeling of an outdoor room. People can live and work in the upper stories above the shopping.


Drawing by Catherine Johnson
from James Howard Kunstler's book
Home From Nowhere (Simon & Schuster, 1996).


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