The History of the 'Metaplace'

An editorial on how Disneyland has influenced our notions of how towns should look.
August 3, 2005, 12pm PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"Americans wanted life to imitate art. Historic districts came to be governed by ahistorical design standards requiring tasteful, itty-bitty signs and "compatible" architecture. New subdivisions were born with their own elaborate guarantees of uniformity in design, landscaping and economic status."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 in San Antonio Express-News
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