Parks, Roads, and Buildings


Parks, Roads, and Buildings


Pictures of improvements throughout Harrisburg during the City Beautiful Movement in the early 1900's.

Collection Items

Filtration Plants
Filtration plants on the Susquehanna River in 1902. This filtration plant took over twelve million gallons of water daily.

Declaration to McFarland
Declaration by the city of Harrisburg for McFarland's contributions to the City Beautiful Movement.

South Front Street
South Front Street showing on right Riverside Park. The street is paved with asphault and there is a grass plot on the left.

Warren Manning's Efforts
Details about Warren Manning and his efforts to improve Front Street.

Proposed Improvements
Objects of the proposed improvements according to the new initiative to clean up the city of Harrisburg.

Details of Harrisburg Street Improvements
Harrisburg City improvements that include Twelfth Street playground and Island Park.

Clean Streets and Riverside Parks
Awakening of Harrisburg that details the improvements that include recently developed streets and parks by the riverside.

North Front Street
On the bank of the Susquehanna River where a park has been established and the street paved with asphault.

Susquehanna River
Tainted water on the shores of the Susquehanna River

Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, just above Harrisburg, over the beautiful Susquehanna River.
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