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Winston-Salem 12/30&31 (34 pics total)

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So after tackling Greensboro and being back home in the area over Xmas break I decided to take some photos in WS.

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The new Mellow Mushroom is on the left.

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Liberty Street:

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Often neglected Third Street. There's just a few businesses left, it's mostly huge government complexes and kind of a drag :unsure:

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Trade Street:

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These are from the West End:

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Augsburg Lutheran Church:

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Future site of West End Village:

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This is to the north of West End proper, and is one of my favorite little areas around here.

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Thanks for looking and enjoy!

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Nice pics! Great job! The Arts District and West End Boulevard are my favorite parts of the city.

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excellent tour. there really hasnt been any extensive coverage of west end until now and u captured it well. while looking at these photos, i realized that there is so much potential for new urban communites around downtown. so many old abandoned wearhouses and factories that, combined with some new construction, could make livable urban neighborhoods. nice job.

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excellent tour. there really hasnt been any extensive coverage of west end until now and u captured it well. while looking at these photos, i realized that there is so much potential for new urban communites around downtown. so many old abandoned wearhouses and factories that, combined with some new construction, could make livable urban neighborhoods. nice job.

Absolutely, I think what Winston could use is some of this type of development. I mean, major projects like West End Village are certainly good. But there are many small gaps in the urban fabric that need filling in. And to fill in smaller gaps it takes smaller projects. If residents and merchants could be attracted to build in various locations of downtown such as the West End and on Trade and Liberty streets, not only would these areas prosper but the whole city could see a major turnaround. Plus it seems to me it would be easier to construct say, 10 new homes downtown than trying to wrangle with some 250-unit complex. Every little bit helps.

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I'd like to see Winston build some Brownstones or row houses. That would look really good. Any of you locals can get a glimpse of what we need more of at the corner of 4th St and Burke St on the side of the West End Village Complex. Those are absolutley fabulous on the outside and remind me of Chicago and New York. I wonder if there were more at one time?

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I'd like to see Winston build some Brownstones or row houses. That would look really good. Any of you locals can get a glimpse of what we need more of at the corner of 4th St and Burke St on the side of the West End Village Complex. Those are absolutley fabulous on the outside and remind me of Chicago and New York. I wonder if there were more at one time?

There were a few more rowhouses, but Winston-Salem always had more free standing mansions (like the ones still in existence in West End) downtown. For example, R.J. Reynolds's house was where the downtown public library now stands. There were Gray and Hanes houses downtown as well. Cherry Street from Brookstown to First Presbyterian and 5th Street from Broad to Spruce, among other streets, were lined with old Victorian and Queen Anne homes.

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I agree deadmaker. This is the type of neighborhood that Winston needs more of also. for those who are not familar with this Happy Hill. a HopeVI community community being built near the gateway.

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nice photos! winston sure has some charm

I know it does...I lived there 5 years ago...I can't remember the area in the photos. I went to Moore School..I miss is so much :cry:

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I'd like to see Winston build some Brownstones or row houses. That would look really good. Any of you locals can get a glimpse of what we need more of at the corner of 4th St and Burke St on the side of the West End Village Complex. Those are absolutley fabulous on the outside and remind me of Chicago and New York. I wonder if there were more at one time?

They are in the process of building some brownstone liketownhouses on 2nd street. In the same style and by the same builder as tose in Southside in Greensboro.

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