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Old 02-26-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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hi, i want to know what are some nice historic towns east of the mississippi....the size of the town doesnt matter as long as its not a huge metropolis...im looking for something kinda european with nicely preserved brick archetecture downtown, something that looks like it could be in britain or france. a nice streetscape to stroll down...something pleasant, possibly victorian

im kinda thinking of kingston ontario, belleville and port hope ontario, but american versions of those, of course.

thanks
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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charleston, savannah, st augustine, jamestown, williamsburg, annapolis,
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Scotty,

I'm across the lake from Kingston in Oswego. It's probably less than a quarter the size, a bit bigger than Gananoque, but has similarities to those you mentioned. The municipal buildings are granite, downtown bldgs are brick or stone, there is a college, extensive walkways all along the lake and riverfront that will take you all over downtown and beyond, parks that overlook the lake, marinas, marine museum, sailing school, Victorian and Colonial homes, a harbor fort, an Art Deco multiplex. There are beaches along the lake to the east and west, rolling hills within the city as well as the countryside, and an easy visit across the border with many Canadians passing thru by boat in the summer. We also share the same history and heritage in many ways as the other side of the lake.
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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Scotty,

I'm across the lake from Kingston in Oswego. It's probably less than a quarter the size, a bit bigger than Gananoque, but has similarities to those you mentioned. The municipal buildings are granite, downtown bldgs are brick or stone, there is a college, extensive walkways all along the lake and riverfront that will take you all over downtown and beyond, parks that overlook the lake, marinas, marine museum, sailing school, Victorian and Colonial homes, a harbor fort, an Art Deco multiplex. There are beaches along the lake to the east and west, rolling hills within the city as well as the countryside, and an easy visit across the border with many Canadians passing thru by boat in the summer. We also share the same history in many ways as the other side of the lake.
yeah thanks dude, i looked it up....and what popped in my mind was "KINGSTON'S MINI-ME!" lol ,especially with the domed buildings. Kingston has so much limestone though, which is sublime. i wonder if there is a bigger town in america that has kingston-like qualities?
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I haven't found one. Most places in the south I've been to have brick municipal buildings, it's just not the same. Two places that you might want to consider though they're not going to be as Canadian oriented as we are are Nashville, and Savannah.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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Default Old Town Alexandria, VA

I'd suggest Old Town Alexandria, VA and Yorktown, VA. Old Town still has some of the old cobblestone streets.

http://www.alexchamber.com/visit/alex_history.htm (broken link)
http://www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism/attractions.htm (broken link)
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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thanks, old town alexandria is real nice, kinda like an american quebec city
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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around my neck of the woods,
Charleston, SC
Wilmington, NC
Savannah, GA
St. Augustine, FL
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:21 PM
 
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leesburg VA
alexandria va
chestertown md
philadelphia pa
nantucket mass
salem mass
portsmouth nh
rockport mass
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Old Salem district of Winston-Salem, N.C....large scale restoration 16th and 17th century colonial homes, churches, and business, including Salem College and Salem Academy, both women's institutions.
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