Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 23:15:22 EDT From: Larry Horn 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" (DIE-aeg). 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. > xxx > xcx > xxx >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. Larry