Friday, January 20, 2012

North Side Story

So I probably could post something on reassessments daily, but why go through the torture? So I will at least pace myself.  This is related to real estate and I guess really is about reassessments in the end.  Just playing with a new wand scanner and some images from the North Side Study of 1954.

Today what I think will become a bigger story is the rising property value in at least some neighborhoods.  Not the least of which will be the Mexican War Streets and environs.  In the big picture it has not been that long since much of that real estate was written off and slated for vast reconstruction which much of the North Side could not escape.

How much reconstruction?  Basically from the ground up.  In the 1950's the plan was to take the neighborhood of  the Mexican War Streets and environs from something that looked like this (click on images for better resolution versions)



and make it into something that looked like this:


You just have to wonder if those towers some sure wanted to build would have themselves been demolished over the last decade like so many of the other big housing projects built around then.  A counterfactual history we were spared.

I really need to digitize the rest of my office some day.

7 Comments:

Anonymous n'at said...

Could have been like Peter Cooper Village by the Stuyvesant Cove, or Marcy Projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Location. Location. Location.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pretty much every government housing project becomes a disaster. the new Garfield Heights, development on Dinwidde - will all be torn down in about 25 years and people will say "now we know the right way to do it....lets invest another gazillion dollars."

Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well - one thing in there made the cut: The East Street Expressway (I-279).

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