Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 23:15:22 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: another thread
The largest green space at the central campus here at Yale is called simply
Cross Campus. No one has mentioned the U. of Michigan and its "Diag"
Re Seth Sklarey's comment,
I had heard that the term commons originated because Boston originally
had areas platted in groups of nine lots, with individual ownership
around the perimeter and a "commons" in the center owned in common.
Is this true?
Sounds plausible. But it may be worth noting that the same scheme held in
New Haven--even now, the part of downtown below and to the left of the "c" in
Seth's chart is called "the Ninth Square"; it's been the site of recent urban
urban renewal. Yet, as I noted before, our "c" is called The Green.