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Historic Preservation and Conservation

Landscape Architecture Publications

1994

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Theme Towns: The Pitfalls And Alternatives Of Image Making, Miriam Engler Jan 1994

Theme Towns: The Pitfalls And Alternatives Of Image Making, Miriam Engler

Landscape Architecture Publications

In a Small Town article published a few years ago, Marti Willetts of Albia, Iowa, described her experience of living on the town square in a restored second-floor apartment: "It's just like living in Disney world. I look through my front windows at the wonderful Albia Square and feel as if I'm in Disney's Main Street U.S.A. with the little shops and people walking around and things going on." But Marti did not realize that Disney's Main Street image is based on those real images existing in small towns like Albia. Mrs. Willetts' description ...