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19100408 - - The Nolen Plan. President Keppelman reviewed...
- The Nolen Plan. President Keppelman reviewed the town meeting In the Academy of Mu sic for the reception of the report of Jonn Nolen, the landsoape architect, told of the appointing of the commit tee of five members to prepare some tangible plan for putting at least a portion of the suggestions in operation This committee, he said, has been at work and has reached some conclu sions which are now belhg worked out. Mr. Keppelman then Invited informal discussion of the Nolen report and opened it by telling of the generally misunderstood plans for the lmprov ;ng or Penn Square. He told of the purpose of" the comfort stations in at least two bundlngs. The plan is to have these stations in the basements and the first floors to be used for wait ing rooms for passengers on trolley cars. ; President Keppelman then spoke at Some length of the mall. which would leave a 38 - foot roadway on eitner side of Penn street; . Mr; Wanner favored the comfort stations, but did not favor the lum berlhg up of Penn square. secretary Hill thought the most im portant item, recommended In the re port was the acquiring of the moun tain land around the city; Walter B. Craig was Strongly for the improving of Penn - square and made a strong argument m its favor; James B. Marsh was of the opinion that the improvements to the city should be gin in Penn square; D. B. Hoffer favored the improving of Penn equare,Uhe acquiring of the mountain land and 'the building of the boule vards. v "'

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 08 Apr 1910, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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