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Title:The Crescent City disaster : a small town rebuilds
Author(s):Acord, Sherry; Cooney, Kathy; Dash, Suzanne; Lingo, Leonard; Rocker, Lois; Trierweiler, Steven
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Architecture; Lynch, Mary Patricia
Subject(s):City planning
Disasters -- Case Studies.
Geographic Coverage:Illinois.
Crescent City, Ill.
Abstract:Crescent City is a small town located in the center of Iroquois County in east central Illinois. Its population in 1977 was about 700. On June 20, 1970, a freight train transporting liquid propane gas derailed in Crescent City, causing a series of explosions which virtually leveled the town's business district. Many homes were also destroyed and others substantially damaged. This research project intended to describe the redevelopment process in Crescent City's business district after the disaster. Our goals were twofold: first, that the information gathered about Crescent City's redevelopment could become part of a later comparative study; and second, that the description be useful, as is, to architects and planners working at the scale of the small town. It is our hope that the analytic framework which we have developed to describe the redevelopment can be used to describe other specific development processes.
Issue Date:1978
Publisher:Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois, Dept. of Architecture.
Description:Bibliography: p. 84-87.
Sponsor:National Science Foundation (U.S.). Student-Originated Studies. NSF-SOS SMI 77-05136.
Rights Information:Copyright 1978 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-09-16
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Identifier in Online Catalog:273713
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm04648276

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