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Old 07-12-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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Boston is the one city that possibly comes to mind. But Philadelphia is home to 67 National Historic Landmarks: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...n_Philadelphia. This compares with 57 such sites in Boston and 76 in the entire state of SC (34 or so in Charleston).

People would be mistaken if they think all of Philadelphia's historic preservation lies in history-dense Center City. Take a look at the charming Germantown neighborhood, about 6 miles northwest of Center City: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colo...toric_District.

There is a reason why Philadelphia has been named the first and only UNESCO World Heritage City in the US.
Yes but when you take into account that things like the Adams House, Harvard Sq. and other historic places are just outside the tiny city limits of Boston (48 vs 133 sq miles) they are probably equal.

In fact Cambridge alone has 10, Quincy has 7, Brookline has 2.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Yes but when you take into account that things like the Adams House, Harvard Sq. and other historic places are just outside the tiny city limits of Boston (48 vs 133 sq miles) they are probably equal.

In fact Cambridge alone has 10, Quincy has 7, Brookline has 2.
Yea, I've always felt that it's pretty much a toss-up between Philly and Boston as the most historical cities in the country.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Charleston is impressively preserved and I believe has the largest contiguous historic district in the US at 500+ acres. The south of Broad St area is nearly 100% preserved 18th and 19th century buildings.
Nope. Savannah's Landmark Historic District (basically all of downtown from the Savannah River south to Forsyth Park) is the largest urban historic district in the nation at 2.2 square miles, or 1408 acres. Combined with the adjacent Victorian Historic District and Thomas Square Distirct, this means the entire city limits of Savannah circa 1900 are now classified as "historic." And these are just 3 of 11 officially designated historic districts in Savannah.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Nope. Savannah's Landmark Historic District (basically all of downtown from the Savannah River south to Forsyth Park) is the largest urban historic district in the nation at 2.2 square miles, or 1408 acres. Combined with the adjacent Victorian Historic District and Thomas Square Distirct, this means the entire city limits of Savannah circa 1900 are now classified as "historic." And these are just 3 of 11 officially designated historic districts in Savannah.
That always seemed like such a random and hard to prove stat of what city has the largest historic district in the country. I've read quite a few people on this site claim that their city has the largest district. I mean I'm sure I could claim it too since New Orleans' Uptown Historic District is 4 square miles, I would imagine quite a few other old cities have equally large districts too, I mean New York, Boston, Philly, etc. Plus the fact that a city might have one big historic district but few other ones while another city has many small districts that add up. Just saying, that claim doesn't seem to hold much weight.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Yes but when you take into account that things like the Adams House, Harvard Sq. and other historic places are just outside the tiny city limits of Boston (48 vs 133 sq miles) they are probably equal.

In fact Cambridge alone has 10, Quincy has 7, Brookline has 2.
Yes, I think there's no question that, at least in terms of large urban areas, Boston and Philadelphia are in their own tier for historic preservation.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Nope. Savannah's Landmark Historic District (basically all of downtown from the Savannah River south to Forsyth Park) is the largest urban historic district in the nation at 2.2 square miles, or 1408 acres. Combined with the adjacent Victorian Historic District and Thomas Square Distirct, this means the entire city limits of Savannah circa 1900 are now classified as "historic." And these are just 3 of 11 officially designated historic districts in Savannah.
Oh ok. Our horse tour guy in Charleston said 2nd in world, which gave us a WTF moment, but now I realize he meant country.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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While not Colonial, Lowell, MA has a pretty intact Mid 1800s Industrial Center. In fact, it's a National Park.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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What neighborhood? I haven't seen it while there.
Well then you haven't been to Providence! Go to College Hill and Benefit St area- also downtown.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Has Georgetown area of DC been mentioned?
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Oh ok. Our horse tour guy in Charleston said 2nd in world, which gave us a WTF moment, but now I realize he meant country.
Horse carriage drivers, along with open air bus guides, duck boat drivers, segway guides, river boat guides, etc. are not generally reliable sources.
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