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Title :

Financing suburbia : Prudential Insurance and the post-World War II transformation of the American city

Author :
HANCHETT, Thomas W. ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Pinpoints a major influence in the postwar suburban transformation of America: the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Prudential supplied the money for a surprising number of the landmark projects that redefined suburban America in the 1940s and 1950s, including Levittown, the pioneering enclosed Southdale Mall, and Dallas's much-publicized Brook Hollow Industrial Park. Prudential was ranked as the nation's biggest mortgage leader in the postwar period and also emerged as the largest private owner of retail property in the country. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Assurances ; Banlieue ; Etats-Unis ; Financement ; Influence ; Prudential Insurance Company of America ; Société (entreprise) ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Corporations ; Financing ; Influence ; Insurance ; Prudential Insurance Company of America ; Suburbs ; United States ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of urban history, 2000, 26, 3, Mar
INIST identifier :
24985357 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0096-1442 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Sage Publications, Newbury Park, CA
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;