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Old 07-07-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Other oft-overlooked cities are Fernandina Beach FL (the only city in the US that has had 8 different flags fly over it) and Portsmouth NH.

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I didn't include Portsmouth as it feels like primarily late 19th to 20th century. I could be wrong? It's a great city.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Haven't been yet!
You NEED to go!!


And have a ginger cake for me.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I thought of Savannah, too. I've wanted to go ever since I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The history is fascinating, and the forethought of the city's power structure to ride out and welcome Sherman rather than fight a battle they could not win preserved a lot of architecture.

Of course, I'd need to go to Bonaventure Cemetery. At night.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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A city that may surprise you is Macon, Ga.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Providence. It has one of the largest collections of colonial architecture
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Providence. It has one of the largest collections of colonial architecture
What neighborhood? I haven't seen it while there.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:24 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Charleston, South Carolina
Savannah, Georgia
New Orleans - the Garden District and the French Quarter
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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There are lots of historic small towns across the South that are remarkably preserved. Like Savannah, some cities and towns managed to either negotiate their way out of being destroyed by Union armies, or were lucky enough to avoid invasion altogether. In Georgia, Madison, Washington and Milledgeville are among the most majestically preserved cities. Eufala, Alabama and Aiken, South Carolina are two more. Also Jonesborough, Tennessee.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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What neighborhood? I haven't seen it while there.
East Side ... Benefit st. area
West End .. Armory District
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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What neighborhood? I haven't seen it while there.

The original settlement of Providence (1636) was on North Main Street at the site of the present day Roger Williams National Memorial Site. The colonial city grew mostly to the east of this along North/South Main & Benefit Streets right down to Wickendon. This area probably has one of the nation's largest collection of colonial era residences and it is just a few blocks from the present day downtown near the Brown University campus (which dates to 1770).

The present day downtown Providence did not become the city's center until the advent of the railroad and siting of the station there in the mid 1800's.

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