Friday, August 1, 2014

ITALY - Crespi d'Adda

"Crespi d'Adda in Capriate San Gervasio in Lombardy is an outstanding example of the 19th- and early 20th-century 'company towns' built in Europe and North America by enlightened industrialists to meet the workers' needs. The site is still remarkably intact and is partly used for industrial purposes, although changing economic and social conditions now threaten its survival." -

"The Crespi Village is part of the town Crespi d'Adda.
It was built in 1875 by Cristoforo Benigno Crespi for the workers of his factory
which then he left to his son. Here you can see the walls of the factory that is next
to the houses", shares Marina.
Thank you so much Marina for increasing my UNESCO postcards collection from your country! ^-^

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