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Old 07-07-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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In Oregon, we aren't obsessed with renovation, so aside from the cars, many areas appear much as they did 15 or 25 years ago. What other places are like this, and what places have changed a lot?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Default Places that Look like the 1980s & 90s...

My Closet!

If I wait around long enough, I just KNOW that Cosby Sweater will come back into style.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: 304
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Places that have died

My home town looks like the 1940s---LOL

with a little bit of 70s and 90s mixed in
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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I'd say many Upstate NY towns in the Adirondacks or Catskills would fit the bill.

I know my dad's hometown in Mississippi looks like it hasn't changed since the 1950's and that's not a good thing.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:37 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I know my dad's hometown in Mississippi looks like it hasn't changed since the 1950's and that's not a good thing.
Is that because the town is stagnant or dying, or you just think a lack of change is not a good thing in general?
The little town I moved to still has most of it's original 40's or older buldings in the downtown area, and they make charming little specialty shops and eateries. The downtown is active but we have an area to the north of town where all the "real" shopping and business areas are.
I love the look and feel of those older buildings though.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Is that because the town is stagnant or dying, or you just think a lack of change is not a good thing in general?
The little town I moved to still has most of it's original 40's or older buldings in the downtown area, and they make charming little specialty shops and eateries. The downtown is active but we have an area to the north of town where all the "real" shopping and business areas are.
I love the look and feel of those older buildings though.
Stagnant and dying, as well as a few other things. Many people wouldn't believe that it was a community in America, to be honest.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Stagnant and dying, as well as a few other things. Many people wouldn't believe that it was a community in America, to be honest.
Just curious, where is that?
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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It's a Mississippi Delta town by the name of Tchula. I've posted this video, but this is what it looks like and it hasn't changed a bit since I went there 18 years ago:


YouTube - Economic meltdown in Mississippi - 10 July 08
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:48 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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YouTube - On Board: R160A-1 M Train AM Rush Hours from Myrtle Ave-Bway to Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves (Bypassing)

the amount of graffiti on this ride makes you feel like nothing's really changed.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Memphis, Tennessee...
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