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As promised, here are the photos of the current area defined by E. Summit, 277, and S. Tryon. I think it might be considered Wilmore, but it will likely be "annexed" into South End as it grows. As much of this area is part of the South End Pedscape plan, I suspect that it will see public improvements and has the potential for being a dense urban area in the medium term. The Mayor was adamant that the zoning not kill off the industry in this area, so it may be slower transition. I am cool with that as long as the industry in this area is not heavy high-polluting industry. I think baseball will help this area.

Here are some old gritty retail buildings on W. Morehead in this area.

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Quite a few of the old buildings are already renovated, or are still in use as industry:

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Crime is pretty high in this section, i guess. Check out the voltage on this fence to protect a junkyard!!

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and continuing:

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I believe this site is where the original ballpark was proposed during the '01 referendum

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and continuing:

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This absolutely cracked me up... I was just alone walking around the sketcho neighborhood, i'm laughing my ass off. A cop drove by, i think he thought i was crazy :).

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and we're walking...

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There are the freight tracks that connect the ones downtown to the ones along wilkinson

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... and we're back to morehead

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mm this thread has a lot of bricks lol :)

it's funny you should mention bricks! i was just thinking "man, i really miss bricks." after looking at these pics. there are just too many structures made of wood up here in new england. i miss masonry.

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