Opinion

Roberts: Solving housing with a new kind of company town?

By | Mar 25, 2019

The king of chocolate, Milton Hershey and his famous chocolate company, tried to build one, as did the founders of Pullman railroad sleeping cars and Steinway pianos.

All these visionaries and very successful entrepreneurs not only created world-renowned companies, they also tried to create utopian villages for their employees. We call them “company towns.”

Some experts would say that these unique privately-built housing developments failed. But perhaps those experts are wrong.

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