City Beautiful Movement · Greenbelt · Parks · Public Involvement

The Harrisburg City Beautiful Movement and the Capital Area Greenbelt

The City Beautiful Movement arrived in Harrisburg in 1900. During the nineteenth century, sewage and trash were dumped directly into the Susquehanna River. Water was then pumped out of the Susquehanna into people‚Äôs homes. Typhoid was wide-spread throughout the City. Through the City Beautiful Movement, Harrisburg issued bonds to create a riverfront park. Today the… Continue reading The Harrisburg City Beautiful Movement and the Capital Area Greenbelt