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Last Harvest: How a Cornfield Became New Daleville: Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-first Century, and Why We Live in Houses Anyway
Last Harvest How a Cornfield Became New Daleville Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of the Twenty-first Century and Why We Live in Houses Anyway
Author: Witold Rybczynski
In Last Harvest, the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural Pennsylvania. When Witold Rybczynski first heard about New Daleville, it was only a developer's idea, attached to ninety acres of cornfield an hour and a h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743235969
ISBN-10: 0743235967
Publication Date: 4/17/2007
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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I wouldn't call this a compelling story, but it certainly is interesting to watch the whole process of development, especially since the story goes from 2001 through 2007 - right up to the brink of the housing bust. Apparently the community is now nearly completely built. There is even a facebook page for "The Real Housewives of New Daleville"

I found some of the historical information to be fascinating and I wish there had been more of that.


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