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Old 02-26-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Houston 1940: Wonder what was going on:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

I think some bland building sits where this was:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0


Houston at about 20 years old:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1920's Houston: man, all these cars look the same. How did people know which was theirs?:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1925: look how narrow the sidewalks were, and how grimey the streets were:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1920s Houston:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1904: Torn down
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Personally it's the things that were demolished to make way for the many highways through the city that I have a hard time accepting. Also, if you're going to demolish something amazing then you need to replace it with something at least a little bit impressive.
The Hudson's building I posted earlier hasn't been replaced...at all. In the 10+ years since it's been demolished, it still looks like this:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/74/168403977_5e622dc85d_b.jpg
Detroit skyline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifmuth/168403977/ - broken link) by ifmuth (http://www.flickr.com/people/ifmuth/ - broken link), on Flickr

There were no concrete plans for redevelopment yet they put in support beams "just in case". Makes it look like some project that's been continually on-hold.

There are strong rumors that the site might be developed within this year, but rumors don't mean much until something actually happens. I hope if and when this gets developed, all that waiting won't be for a turd of a building.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Metropolitan Building and Industrial Exposition building in Minneapolis, in addition to everything that came crashing down with the Gateway...
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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Houston 1940: Wonder what was going on:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

I think some bland building sits where this was:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0


Houston at about 20 years old:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1920's Houston: man, all these cars look the same. How did people know which was theirs?:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1925: look how narrow the sidewalks were, and how grimey the streets were:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1920s Houston:
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0

1904: Torn down
http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cgi-bin/ge...B=1&DMROTATE=0
That's what I'm talking about. I know Atlanta had more of a Historic develop core than Dallas and Houston But I also know something is not right with the amount historic places, they should have way more. Atlanta is not that much order than them. So post more about Houston and I want someone to post about Dallas, and etc. I feel this is a good way to understand the history and culture of cities and their neighborhoods.


Atlanta inman park, part of this neighborhood was razed to make way for a freeway that was stop because it would go through too many historic neighborhoods.

Better Know a Neighborhood #3: Inman Park and the road fights on Vimeo

Freedom Parkway was is what became after some neighborhoods blocks were razed.
Freedom Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Atlanta - Google Maps

Copenhill was a neighbhood like Inman Park, That was completely razed for originally be a interchange. Also The Carter Center is cool to have but why there.

Copenhill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I just realized how stupid humans area.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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I just realized how stupid humans area.
Are you taking about the destroy landmarks or my typos LOL.

But anyways anything in baton Rouge? I know a least Louisiana with all the history there. Is there anything Lost?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Are you taking about the destroy landmarks or my typos LOL.

But anyways anything in baton Rouge? I know a least Louisiana with all the history there. Is there anything Lost?
I'm talking about the lost pieces of architecture in this country. I'm not the preservationist in the least bit but it's sickening knowing these places were demolished for parking lots and other 70s style box buildings!

Baton Rouge had a Paramount Theater downtown:
http://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...jpg?1313626507
Paramount Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA - Cinema Treasures

http://www.saengeramusements.com/the...b1a1_ds1a1.jpg
Columbia Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA

http://www.saengeramusements.com/the...o-750-1a2b.jpg
Columbia Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA

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Once described as the most thoroughly equipped and scientifically built motion picture play house in the South, this theater replaced the old Columbia Theatre after its 1919 demolition.
The Columbia Theatre was the first theater in the United States to have lights lining the aisles.
It was renamed the Paramount Theatre around 1937.
The Paramount Theatre was demolished in 1979
Will post more if I find them.

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Hopefully I do better this time I posted a bad image last go around!

Jobber's Canyon in Omaha 24 buildings torn down. Still stands today as the largest National Register Historic District lost in the countries history.

Jobbers Canyon Historic District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...283718.tif.jpg
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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This website has a good amount of information on past landmarks in Washington DC:

Ghosts of DC | The lost and untold history of Washington
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