Thomas AdamsThomas Adams
(1871-1940) was a pioneer of urban planning
. Born on a farm near Edinburgh, Scotland
and a farmer in his early years, Adams came to London, England
as a journalist. He served as secretary to the Garden City
Association and was the first manager of Letchworth, England
from 1903 to 1906.
Adams became a designer of low-density residential developments that were commonly referred to as "garden suburbs."
After the Halifax Explosion in 1917, Adams designed the Hydrostone section using Garden City principles. He also designed the Corner Brook, Newfoundland town.