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    Residential Square

    What does "residential square" mean? I was reading a text which this expression was noticed several times. Does it mean the square is made by several buildings as homes?

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    Re: Residential Square

    Quote Originally Posted by topman85 View Post
    What does "residential square" mean? I was reading a text in which this expression was noticed appeared several times. Does it mean the square is made surrounded by several buildings as which are homes?
    Please give us a complete sentence to consider.

    Note my changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Residential Square

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please give us a complete sentence to consider.

    Note my changes above.
    The London residential square was first developed in the seventeenth century as commercial speculation by aristocratic landlords who had obtained tracts of land from the church via Henry VIII a century earlier.

    Covent Garden was originally a residential square begun in the 1630s.

    Thank you for correcting.
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    Re: Residential Square

    If, in your original post, you meant "surrounded by" rather than "made by", then your interpretation was correct. It's a square of land surrounded by buildings which are used as residential homes.

    Have a look at the pictures HERE which I found by searching for "residential square" in Google Images.

    Bear in mind that a "square" in this context isn't necessarily actually geometrically square.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Residential Square

    You can read about squares here. A residential square would be one surrounded by homes or residences, designed originally as a garden or park. Many were originally private.

    The counterpart would be a public square or a town square, which is more likely be surrounded by commercial or government buildings, and designed more as a public meeting place than a park - places where people would gather to listen to proclamations, attend demonstrations, or participate in other civic activities.
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