John Nolen and Mariemont: Building a New Town in Ohio
John Nolen and Mariemont. Building a New Town in Ohio.
Relying on rarely published materials from the John Nolen archives and other sources, this book details the planning and initial development of the community of Mariemont. Hired by philanthropist Mary Emery, Nolen worked to transform farmland into a community of mixed-income housing complete with commercial space, playgrounds, and a village green. This is the first book to examine the planning and building of Mariemont and one of the few books to focus on the process of American town planning in the early 20th Century. Millard F. Rogers, Jr. (published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)