Our History of Building Community:
Celebrating Lincoln Woods
... to help secure for Lincoln a citizenry creative in its diversity and thereby to assist in the optimum development of Lincoln’s educational, political, religious, and social institutions for the benefit of all its residents.
“Agreement of Association,” The Lincoln Foundation, Inc., October 1968
In 1968, a group of Lincoln citizens met to address a growing concern that Lincoln was losing its ability to maintain a creative mix of diversity of people due to lack of affordable housing.
By 1974, one of the first housing complexes designed in a suburban town was built here. Initially called Lincoln Cooperative Homes, Lincoln Woods is now approaching its 50th anniversary.
In connection with the town’s discussion of multifamily housing at the September 30th State of the Town, FoMA/the Friends of Modern Architecture is offering a tour of Lincoln Woods to present design elements in architecture, landscape architecture, and “town planning,” that have made it an accessible, inclusive community providing affordable, dignified housing for a diverse range of ages and need
Please join us for a tour led by FoMA Board members. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. with Lincoln architect Woodie Arthur speaking about the architecture and history of the community. A tour of the property and three dwellings will follow the presentation.
We invite you to gather in our refreshment tent after the tour with music provided by Lincoln Woods