John Nolen - City Planner

John Nolen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 14, 1869. John lost his father when he was but nine years old. His mother re-married, and John was sent off to 'Girard College - Boys School for Orphans' where he graduated in 1884. He then worked at the Girard Estate for six years saving up money, and then attended 'The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School' where he earned his 'Ph.B' in 1893. In 1903, after serving as 'Secretary of the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching' for a decade, He opened his office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and enrolled at 'The School of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University', where he he earbed his 'A.M.' after two years, and became a member of 'The American Society of Landscape Architects'.

Plans for Venice, Florida






1924 Comprehensive Plan of Sarasota, Florida



  1. John Nolen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Madison

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    John Nolen (June 14, 1869 - February 18, 1937) was an American landscape architect. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nolen was orphaned as a child and ...

  2. Downtown Master Plan of 1924 by City Planner John Nolen - Sarasota

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    Conditions Map previously prepared and submitted. JOHN NOLEN, City Planner PHILIP W. FOSTER, Associate. HARVARD SQUARE, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
    You visited this page on 5/4/13.

  3. John Nolen's City Plans of Yesteryear Still Valid | Sarasota History ...

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    John Nolen of Cambridge, Massachusetts is often called the "Father of City Planning" because of his influence in establishing the field of professional planning...

  4. John Nolen at the Wisconsin Historical Society - Madison

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    Although not from Wisconsin, famed landscape architect John Nolen (1869-1937) left a lasting mark on the state, developing plans for the University of ...

  5. John Nolen Plan of Venice District | Venice Heritage Inc

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    The John Nolen Plan of Venice District comprises major portions of the City of Venice that were platted between 1926 and 1929. The completion of the major ...

  6. John Nolen | The Cultural Landscape Foundation

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    Born in Philadelphia, Nolen studied economics, philosophy, and public administration at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Various jobs in ...

  7. John Nolen, Landscape Architect - Library of American Landscape ...

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    John Nolen (1869 – 1937) studied economics, philosophy, and public administration at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where his keen ...

  8. John Nolen | Planetizen

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    John Nolen (1869-1937) was an American landscape architect and planner best known for his extensive work in Florida. He established an office in Cambridge, ...

  9. John Nolen, Master Planner of Madison, Best of Madison | Suite101

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    Jul 1, 2010 – John Nolen was a civic lecturer and writer, and envisioned Madison as the permanent business and commercial center of Wisconsin.