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Old 10-22-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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What cities in the US have an eerie gothic look to them....like old victorian houses, cloudy weather....i guess a lot of little towns feel like that, especially ones that have lost alot of population, but what are the biggest, densest cities or urban hoods with the kind of haunted creepy feel?

Preferably places that are reasonably safe from human crime. (supernatural crimes are ok with me)
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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Detroit
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Pittsburgh comes to mind, but in a cool gothic kind of way.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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New York City.

DC can appear gothic at times in certain spots.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Pittsburgh comes to mind, but in a cool gothic kind of way.
Pittsburgh was totally the first place that came to mind for me too.

In part though because this tower jumps in my mind when I think of Pittsburgh and it's one of the few modern neo-gothic skyscrapers in the US:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/...44ce474e36.jpg

Even Christopher Nolan found Pittsburgh suited to film part of the last Batman film for it's gothic look.

Gotham City’s Architecture Portrayed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | ArchDaily
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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what about cities where the vernacular housing style has the classic haunted house look? the really ornamental victorian style
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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what about cities where the vernacular housing style has the classic haunted house look? the really ornamental victorian style
Still Detroit. They're actually more "creepy" looking as vacant buildings and with the lack of people around.

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The neighborhood itself is actually pretty safe unless drunk homeless people freak you out. Though there's really nothing in terms of density since a good number of the homes have already been demo'd.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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what about cities where the vernacular housing style has the classic haunted house look? the really ornamental victorian style
I would think cities in the Northeast and Midwest would have this, to some degree.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Parts of Chicago (Garfield Park?) definitely also have the abandoned creepy Victorian theme going on.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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Pittsburgh
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Richmond, VA
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