Travel to United Kingdom: London 10: Suburbs: Photo 29
Pevsner calls this "the aesthetically most satisfactory and socially most successful of all C20 garden suburbs. The conception of the garden suburb is not the same as that of the garden city [such as Letchworth]. The garden city, industrially and commercially an independent unit, was first proposed by Ebenezer howard in his book of 1898, and first realized at Letchworth, Herts, founded in 1903. The garden suburb goes back to Bedford Park, Acton, begun in 1875, and to Port Sunlight and Bournville. In its social character the Hampstead Garden Suburb comes nearest to what Bedford Park was in its beginnings. The population is on the whole comfortably off and ranges from true sensibiity to amateur arty-craftiness. While the garden suburb is not meant to have its own factories, warehouses, etc., it yet needs a social centre to be more than a dormitory. This the Hampstead Garden Suburb has, and it is something to be proud of, as it should be" (1:138).
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