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Abstract Peter Stebbins Craig was a lawyer in Washington, D.C. who led legal challenges against the construction of interstate highways through the city in the 1960s and 1970s. Taking the side of residents whose homes would be razed for new freeways, Craig successfully battled developers, business leaders, and members of Congress to block seven multilane highways that would have destroyed 200,000 housing units within the city. This collection contains reports and studies, correspondence, legal...
Dates: 1904-1983; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1975
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, clippings, transcripts of speeches and Congressional hearings, bound volumes, cassette tapes, and maps that document the history of the development of rapid transit facilities for the Washington metropolitan area. The records date from 1930 to 1984.
- City traffic 1
- Express highways 1
- Historic preservation 1
- Home rule 1
- Maps 1
- Planning 1
- Speeches 1
- Transportation maps 1
- United States. Congress 1
- Urban transportation 1
- Washington (D.C.) -- History 1
- Washington Metropolitan Area 1
- Zoning 1 ∧ less
- Committee of 100 on the Federal City (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Craig, Peter Stebbins 1
- Metro 2001, Inc 1
- United States. National Capital Planning Commission 1