Creating Community: Lafayette Park

Created by architect Mies van der Rohe, developer Herbert Greenwald, planner Ludwig Hilberseim and landscape architect Alfred Caldwell, Lafayette Park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places because of the excellence of its urban design and the quality of its community planning.

“You could reasonably say this would be a true example of new urbanism, build a village in a city and make it work.” -Jerry Herron, Director of American Studies, Wayne State University

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