Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sat 1/28/12

Bethesda, Md.–Lululemon Athletica (store), site of a gruesome murder last year.  The killer was just convicted.  Also, Parking Lot 31 is closing next month for 30 months so a parking garage can be built.

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Thu 1/26/12

Orlando, Fla.–The Waverly at Lake Eola, developed by Gund Partnership in 2002 (multi-family housing).

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Wed 1/25/12

South Hadley, Mass.–The Village Commons by Gund Partnership.  According to their website, South Hadley never had a traditional town center.

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Sun 1/22/12

Detroit, Mich.–Detroit’s Skid Row, around Park Ave.  Google Streetview of an old luxury hotel.  Also note the largest masonic temple in the world.  2nd Ave., which is a five-lane one-way street, goes right past it.  Notice how it’s virtually empty, … Continue reading

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Mon 1/16/12

Detroit, Mich.–2905 Garland St., the Ossian H. Sweet House.

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Sat 1/14/12

Detroit, Mich.–Laredo Apartments, has a mixture of Deco and Moorish elements.  See Google Streetview.  I “walked” around the block.  Some houses are boarded up, many are simply gone, but some are still nicely kept up.

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Sun 1/8/12

Dallas, TX–West Dallas, Hampton & Singleton, considered a bad area of town.

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