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Old 02-21-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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true, although i don't think baltimore is particularly fast paced either.
Exactly.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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NYMt, why is Stl less interesting?
Not nearly as many rowhomes, lacks an easily identifiable accent, not as old...

Looking on google street view I can't even find any row houses. In Baltimore you'd have to be totally blind not to find them. St Louis just looks like a typical midwestern city to me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:03 AM
 
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I almost busted out laughing when I read this because honestly if you haven't really experienced Baltimore like that then thats how you're going to see it as. I thought the same time, like Baltimore is just there for no reason taking up 92 square miles of land/water that could go to better uses. But it does serve a purpose on the east coast, its a major port city and is known for its seafood.

On another topic, Baltimore acts more southern than D.C. despite being north of it.
Baltimore "acts" more Southern because it is Southern......
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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I don't ever think about Baltimore. It seems like a city that has no reason to exist. It's not a regional city. DC and Philadelphia dominate that region. I never think about Baltimore unless someone mentions it.
Wow I felt the same way about Charlotte and Atlanta.....

Like if it wasn't for "New Yalk City" transplants both Charlotte and Atlanta would not be as noticeable outside of the South.........
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:28 AM
 
Location: North FL
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both are cities filled with yankees, which means cold weather and crime.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: The City of Shoes and Booze
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Not nearly as many rowhomes, lacks an easily identifiable accent, not as old...

Looking on google street view I can't even find any row houses. In Baltimore you'd have to be totally blind not to find them. St Louis just looks like a typical midwestern city to me.
There are a couple of things I want to clear up with your post. First St. Louis does not have an abundance of row homes like Baltimore, Philadelphia and the rest of the east coast, but St. Louis does still have row homes. Second many of our rowhomes were completely destroyed by urban renewal, depopulation, and the building of highways.

When you were looking on google maps I doubt you knew were to look (please correct me if i'm wrong) because St. Louis rowhomes only really show up in The Near North, The Near South and Midtown(which all are competely gone).

I don't know what you mean by lacking an "identifiable accent". St. Louis is one of the oldest cities in the US it was founded in 1764. Lastly St. Louis housing vernacular isn't typical midwest; Typical midwest housing is Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Columbus and Indianapolis.

Here are some St. Louis rowhomes
Benton Park
Fox Park
Lafayette Square
Fipsy
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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Not nearly as many rowhomes, lacks an easily identifiable accent, not as old...

Looking on google street view I can't even find any row houses. In Baltimore you'd have to be totally blind not to find them. St Louis just looks like a typical midwestern city to me.
these depict pretty typical st. louis city neighborhoods:








st. louis is the oldest major city in the midwest, founded in 1764, which makes it older than the united states. if that's "typical midwest" then the midwest is pretty damn interesting. yes, baltimore is older.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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these depict pretty typical st. louis city neighborhoods:








st. louis is the oldest major city in the midwest, founded in 1764, which makes it older than the united states. if that's "typical midwest" then the midwest is pretty damn interesting. yes, baltimore is older.
what exactly is "typical midwest" anyway? lol
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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No comparison. St. Louis is a midwest city. It doesn't even come close to Baltimore's east coast. Plus Baltimore's neighborhoods are more urban. There is nothing like a Baltimore rowhouse that dumps you right out on the sidewalk when you walk out the front door.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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No comparison. St. Louis is a midwest city. It doesn't even come close to Baltimore's east coast. Plus Baltimore's neighborhoods are more urban. There is nothing like a Baltimore rowhouse that dumps you right out on the sidewalk when you walk out the front door.
LOL... some neighborhoods dump u right out in the street when u walk out the front door.


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