Religion: Churchless Gardens

Generation ago, it was a rare U. S. town that grew up without at least one church in its midst. Even the smallest settlements could support churches of two or three different Protestant denominations. Today the trend, observable particularly in new TVA towns in the South, and in such Government developments as Greenbelt in Maryland, is toward community churches, one to a locality. Away out in front of this trend last week marched a suburb of Richmond, Va. named Hampton Gardens.

As an inducement to the congregation to move to Hampton Gardens, Mrs. William...

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