NYC Honorary Street Names


Marjorie Sewell Cautley Way (Queens)
Present name:45th Street
Location:Between Skillman Avenue and 39th Avenue
Honoree: Marjorie Sewell Cautley (1891-1954), a landscape architect, worked on a variety of public landscape projects. Some have attributed to her the design of Sunnyside Gardens’ famous “superblocks,” where the houses are oriented towards rear courts. She is also known for her work on the Phipps Garden Apartments, Hillside Homes and Radburn in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. In 1935, she became Landscape Consultant to the State of New Hampshire and oversaw the construction of ten state parks. She taught at Columbia University and MIT and her writings were also published often in Landscape Architecture, House and Garden, American City, and the Journal of the American Institute of Planners. In 1935, she published the book "Garden Design," and later wrote a thesis on urban planning at the University of Pennsylvania. (Van Bramer)

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