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Allison Slater

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  1. 1913 is our first close-up look of the street in this Sanborn map. This puts the street North of where the Parcel mapper shows it (the alley on the right) and south of where Google Maps puts it (the alley on the left.) It seems all that remains of the street to this day is a driveway.
  2. It first appears in the 1895 Sanborn map as "Mohrhards Ct.", lining up perfectly with More St. which also first appears in this map. Today, this isn't where More St. is. The west end of it matches, but it angles downward to where this map shows Flat St, and Flat St. west of Highland Park is now More St. https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4114gm.g04023189501/?sp=1&r=0.465,0.569,0.424,0.277,0
  3. Interestingly, this area seems to be adjacent to, but not a part of the Mohrhardt addition, according to this 1888 Sanborn map. And the railroad seems to predate the street.
  4. While the plot map shows it in place of the Bradford Alley, Google Maps shows it further north, close to where More St. would be if it continues. Mohrhardt when pronounced, it's first syllable is synonymous with "More." Perhaps it was originally one stretch of street with More St., but was cut off by the railroad when built, and one end ended up becoming just "More St." (which seems a very odd name for a street).
  5. I'd predict a few office -> residential conversions starting in a couple years also, although not many, and probably limited to the smaller buildings that offer office space.
  6. AFAIK, used EV batteries see a second life as a battery storage solution. There are some efforts to make batteries without having to rely on cobalt, which will help. There's also efforts to make batteries with different materials altogether. I know I'll take a bunch of disposed batteries over burnt coal, though.
  7. Well, actually, there HAS been a wood shortage with prices of lumber like 4-5x what they usually are, so..
  8. There's no such thing as 100% green, and if you expect that you've missed the point. Windmills, solar farms, and battery storage is greener than any form of coal.
  9. Oh yeah, I'm still going to be getting Starlink once receivers are capable of being fully mobile and not reliant on being tethered to a location. Planning on road-tripping across the country and doing work-from-road.
  10. Unless it was very recently emptied, it's used as a sort of warehouse space by many different companies, all leasing a section of the floor for warehousing storage. At least the first floor. The rest I think is empty.
  11. I remember going to raves in that building in the mid/late 00s
  12. I figure if you're leasing a space you should be doing it with the understanding that it's not yours forever and may be called upon to adapt. That really should be a given about leasing. So trying to fight when that happens just seems to me like blaming someone else for one's own short-sightedness and lack of preparedness.
  13. All of that water would have joined back into the river before reaching the steamboat landings.
  14. Just like Lyon square. Any bets on when whether or not we'll see announcements of a study to upgrade the plaza in 5 years, ignoring the work that was done here, like Lyon Plaza?
  15. They pumped a LOOOOOT of concrete down into the sinkhole that opened up, so my guess is the voids from that mine specifically, barring any cave-ins that may have separated sections of the mine, are probably all filled up now.
  16. At this point I'm just looking forward to Starlink.
  17. Well, my employer was looking to add additional office space back in March, and at this point we've already shrunk to less than what we had before the pandemic and have sold off a bunch of office furniture while also adding more employees, and some people have already moved away due to the work-from-home. So, I think it will persist. Perhaps not as strongly as it does now, but enough to affect the demand and supply by a measurable amount.
  18. Reducing office space in new developments is probably a good idea though, since there will be plenty businesses that will be coming out the other side of the coronavirus lockdown with reduced office space needs from greater support of work-from-home options.
  19. Oh I would love a science center!
  20. This? https://www.mlive.com/knapescorner/2009/11/rendering_graveyard_devos_plac.html
  21. I don't know what's less readable. This restaurant name or a death metal band logo. Had you not said the name of this place, I'd have to just assume and call it the chicken scratch place.
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