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Old 02-23-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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^ yeah seriously, any city from the interstate won't tell you much at all about the place
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Well from what I have seen, it looks decidely midwestern. Just like the argument, Chicago looks like NYC. Nah! No it doesn't. At street level, it looks like a midwest city.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Well from what I have seen, it looks decidely midwestern. Just like the argument, Chicago looks like NYC. Nah! No it doesn't. At street level, it looks like a midwest city.
cities can look like whatever you want them to look like. st. louis is a lot older than chicago, so it it has a more eastern-influenced architectural style in its older neighborhoods. as i said before, there are a number of neighborhoods in baltimore that look "midwestern" as well.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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Nah! Baltimore is overwhelming east coast with all of its row houses. You might have a few blocks that have something midwestern but its not prevalent throughout the city. I understand that St. Louis has row houses too. But so does Cincy and it definitely does not feel like the east coast.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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dc's finest, i don't think anyone is arguing with you. baltimore feels and looks east coast because it is east coast. st. louis is a midwestern city that shares many eastern qualities in terms of its built environment. it is not built like a "typical midwest city" i.e. indianapolis, columbus, kansas city, etc. it is much older than most cities in the region and therefore has a more established eastern atmosphere.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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i have to bump in here to throw in cincinnati. baltimore, Philadelphia, cincinnati, and st louis are all quite similar in many ways. while actually spending time in each would be better, a quick glance through the history books will tell you why these cities, despite being separated by 1/3 of the country, are so similar.

the development of america's cities is really fascinating once you strip away the banal popular notions of "west coast," "southern," "east coast," etc.

...and DC should be thankful it has a real city nearby. /kidding
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Pro,

DC and Baltimore are both lucky to be so close to each other. Baltimore is a nice change of pace from DC. It's like Bizarro DC.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Well from what I have seen, it looks decidely midwestern. Just like the argument, Chicago looks like NYC. Nah! No it doesn't. At street level, it looks like a midwest city.
You said in a previous post that you have been through STL, I take that to mean you have never spent a great deal of time there.
Am I misunderstanding you?
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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cities can look like whatever you want them to look like. st. louis is a lot older than chicago, so it it has a more eastern-influenced architectural style in its older neighborhoods. as i said before, there are a number of neighborhoods in baltimore that look "midwestern" as well.
what neighborhoods are those??
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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what neighborhoods are those??
fairmont, evesham park, woodberry, and several others. none of these neighborhoods are characterized by baltimore's vernacular rowhomes. actually, they are much more suburban (in some parts semi-rural) than any portion of st. louis city. and they're all in baltimore city.
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