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Old 03-03-2008, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Yes, millions and millions. I believe they're from 1820.
I'd like to live in a house like that, but in Philadelphia. That's a refreshingly different lifestyle than what is offered in Houston or in other parts of the South and West. Can you imagine living there in an East Coast city when the West was wild?

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Its places like that that make Boston so special. You wont find that kind of charm/architecture on the west coast.
Does the song "San Francisco" come to mind? Or the title card for Full House with the Victorians and the Bay view? It's not an exact match but the closest!
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Does the song "San Francisco" come to mind? Or the title card for Full House with the Victorians and the Bay view? It's not an exact match but the closest!
To be honest, thats why San Fran is my fave big city in the west. But, the Victorians in San Fran, while nice, are a dime a dozen out here and on the east coast. The east coast/midwest/south is far more enticing architecturally, IMO.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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...Or the title card for Full House with the Victorians and the Bay view? It's not an exact match but the closest!
hehehe you referenced Full House
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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hehehe you referenced Full House
It's one of the handful of shows set in S.F. Most shows are in L.A. and then N.Y.C.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'd like to live in a house like that, but in Philadelphia. That's a refreshingly different lifestyle than what is offered in Houston or in other parts of the South and West. Can you imagine living there in an East Coast city when the West was wild?
Philadelphia has some nice ones too. My dad's friend actually fixed up a six-story in the area where they filmed "The Sixth Sense." Even though it was in poor condition when he bought it, it was still a few million I believe.



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Old 03-03-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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When I think of Philadelphia, I think of Ben Franklin and printing. Until a few years ago, I didn't know he was from Boston as he is more famous in Philadelphia.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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When I think of Philadelphia, I think of Ben Franklin and printing. Until a few years ago, I didn't know he was from Boston as he is more famous in Philadelphia.
I went to Philly to visit my brother, and the over usage of ben franklin got so annoying. Ben franklin mall, ben franklin bridge, ben franklin plaza, ben franklin ave. It became a little redundant, I get it, he lived there and liked it. I wish they just would show me other stuff on tours rather than everything with his name plastered on it and with his picture on it.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I associate Philly with Ben Franklin too but we need to remember that all bad-ass old dudes are from Boston (and Virginia). It is a fact that everyone who has learned American history should know.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I wish they just would show me other stuff on tours rather than everything with his name plastered on it and with his picture on it.
Hopefully you went to Independence Hall and saw the Liberty Bell on the Mall. Not everything is plastered with Ben Franklin--City Hall has William Penn's statue on top.

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Franklin bequeathed 1,000 (about $4,400 at the time) each to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia, in trust to gather interest for 200 years. The trust began in 1785 when a French mathematician named Charles-Joseph Mathon de la Cour wrote a parody of Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanack" called "Fortunate Richard." Mocking the unbearable spirit of American optimism represented by Franklin, the Frenchman wrote that Fortunate Richard left a small sum of money in his will to be used only after it had collected interest for 500 years. Franklin, who was 79 years old at the time, wrote to the Frenchman, thanking him for a great idea and telling him that he had decided to leave a bequest of 1,000 pounds each to his native Boston and his adopted Philadelphia. As of 1990, more than $2,000,000 had accumulated in Franklin's Philadelphia trust, which had loaned the money to local residents. From 1940 to 1990, the money was used mostly for mortgage loans. When the trust came due, Philadelphia decided to spend it on scholarships for local high school students. Franklin's Boston trust fund accumulated almost $5,000,000 during that same time, and was used to establish a trade school that became the Franklin Institute of Boston.
He apparently loved both cities.
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