Gate District, Revisited

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I’m still suspicious of the Gate District, a redevelopment in the 1980s where most of the existing housing stock was leveled and replaced with wood frame houses typical of that decade. There is still a lot of the historic fabric left, however.

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Honestly, from what is left, I find it hard to believe that all of the neighborhood needed to be demolished. I want to see those new in-fill houses in thirty years. I saw one real estate listing of a house in this are from the 1980s, and it is already showing severe signs of deterioration. The old houses took one hundred years.

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