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Old 11-09-2014, 01:26 PM
 
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Why are there Row houses in San Francisco but not in the rest of the Western USA?

I've always wondered why there Row houses in SF but not in say, Denver or Seattle.

Was SF settled very early, yet that doesn't make sense either because wasn't the US colonised first in the east then slowly westward?

Maybe SF was settled by Spanish settlers first..?

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Old 11-09-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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San Francisco was the first city on the west coast actually it was a boom town tied to the gold rush that became settled and urban after it's rambunctious start. Row houses were the trend that developed. Seattle didn't really start to develop till 50 years later and trends had changed.

The US did predominantly develop east to west but SF had a mission outposts that Spain developed just like San Diego and Santa Barbara. Santa Fe in New Mexico was found in 1610 by Spain and is far older that any east coast city except St Augustine Florida that the Spanish also founded.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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San Francisco was the first city on the west coast actually it was a boom town tied to the gold rush that became settled and urban after it's rambunctious start. Row houses were the trend that developed. Seattle didn't really start to develop till 50 years later and trends had changed.

The US did predominantly develop east to west but SF had a mission outposts that Spain developed just like San Diego and Santa Barbara. Santa Fe in New Mexico was found in 1610 by Spain and is far older that any east coast city except St Augustine Florida that the Spanish also founded.
What year was San Francisco founded then?
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Part of the reason is because San Francisco was established, grew and developed before the Automobile as we know it today was invented and went mainstream...
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Part of the reason is because San Francisco was established, grew and developed before the Automobile as we know it today was invented and went mainstream...
It would have been interesting to see cities like Los Angeles and Portland, OR have row-houses all over the city.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It would have been interesting to see cities like Los Angeles and Portland, OR have row-houses all over the city.
I agree, it would have been cool if Portland had a Park Slope style neighborhood on the inner eastside or something like that. Though when Portland was being built there were a lot of apartment buildings going up.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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for the nw the first houses were in the mid 1840's. i can see why there wasnt any row houses. i dont know why for the rest of the country
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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for the nw the first houses were in the mid 1840's. i can see why there wasnt any row houses. i dont know why for the rest of the country
You see row houses in your older midwest cities, they weren't a common form of housing in the southwest, and typically row houses in the northwest were often times built of wood and didn't survive.

Seattle Now & Then: Row Houses on 5th | DorpatSherrardLomont


Though there are modern day row houses being built in places like Portland and Seattle.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:37 PM
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I would hate row houses.
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