How did your city looked like 50 years ago?

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    Oct 24, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
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    Oct 24, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    Less traffic. Less buildings. Less ethnic people. icon_lol.gif
  • kevmoran

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    Oct 24, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM

    Describes my city now and then.

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    Oct 24, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    I was pretty much conceived here:
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    Also, what was once miles of farmland and swamp - in Miami! - and a two lane road is now overdeveloped strip malls and suburbs, with nary a vacant lot to be found.
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    Oct 24, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    Pretty much exactly the same, except that it's grown out a bit on the east and south sides. The central part is the same, except the warehouse at the fruit-packing plant was torn down and the general market was replaced with a new one. Oh, and the side-streets that were dirt are all paved.
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    Oct 24, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
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    Oct 24, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    Almost the same. I saw a book with the first colored pictures of Paris in the 50s and I could recognize everything. Except the cars, people's fashion and the adverstisements, almost nothing had changed...
    A building built in the 1920' is considered quite new here...
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    Oct 24, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    A good deal less solid land. The big malls, and much of the New Haven coastline and Hartford riverfront was all water and swamp. It was built up to support development and the highways. Hartford had two rivers until one was hidden underground.

    And the trolley was everywhere. Connecticut had a trolley system in almost every town connecting neighborhoods with the downtown. By the end of WWII these began to vanish and were all gone by 1970.

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    Oct 24, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    It looked like I was 5. Yikes.

    So I guess everything looked bigger.
  • atlxc

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    Oct 24, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    Martin Luther King Jr. was still here. Crater of Civil Rights Movement!