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View Poll Results: Which Midwestern/Rust Belt City has the most historic architecture
Minneapolis 3 3.80%
Milwaukee 5 6.33%
Saint Louis 13 16.46%
Louisville 1 1.27%
Cincinnati 3 3.80%
Cleveland 13 16.46%
Pittsburgh 19 24.05%
Buffalo 9 11.39%
Detroit 13 16.46%
Other 0 0%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Leave Chicago out of this poll, please.
I'm talking about the *quantity* of historical architecture.
Which city has the LARGEST collection?

Here are the choices:

Saint Louis
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Louisville
Detroit
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Take Louisville off too.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Oh and Buffalo
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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What do you consider historic? Do you consider Art Deco buildings as historic?

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Originally Posted by HappyDaysCopenhagenSkoal View Post
Leave Chicago out of this poll, please.
I'm talking about the *quantity* of historical architecture.
Which city has the LARGEST collection?

Here are the choices:

Saint Louis
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Louisville
Detroit
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Detroit has one of the nation's largest collections of historic architecture. If only we had enough people to do something with it...







http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt279/funkie-Intl/P1010677.jpg (broken link)



I'd post lots if not for the five pic limit. Just go peruse the mountains of photo collections.

Exploring Detroit's beautiful ruins. - By Witold Rybczynski - Slate Magazine

It's a crime against art that so much of this stuff stays unoccupied.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Miami
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What do you consider historic? Do you consider Art Deco buildings as historic?
I am primarily thinking of 19th century architecture (1860-1900) plus the early 20th century (1900-1930/35).

I do consider Art Deco to be historic.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Buffalo has a considerable amount of historic architecture, a couple of the Buffalo guys probably have some good pics.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Despite Shortsightedness of Civil Leaders in recent decades, St. Louis has a nice collection of historic housing. Not sure if it's the best of the choices, though.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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Despite Shortsightedness of Civil Leaders in recent decades, St. Louis has a nice collection of historic housing. Not sure if it's the best of the choices, though.
How much of the historical architecture in the City has been intentionally demolished? I'm not counting abandoned places that are still standing.

For ex: STL in 1930 ... what % of that is still standing?

It was one of the largest U.S. cities at the time, so it must have had a huge collection on very interesting acrhitecture.

What city leaders would do such a thing? It's almost like cutting your own arm off.

BTW, GO CARDS!
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:04 PM
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Location: In the heights
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Probably Detroit since it became so populous and prosperous. It may not have a long of a history as some of the others, but its boom years meant a lot of construction from the late 19th to early 20th century.
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