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Alpena, MI - A small "big" city (Part 2)

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Here are two aerials of typical residential neighborhoods in Alpena:

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We'll start at my brother's old house, and walk toward downtown:

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Now that we have arrived again in Downtown, let's move to the other side of downtown and see the grand houses on Washington Ave.:

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The house on the right recently was listed for $122,000. Alpena's cheap and stagant, but stable.

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the previous two are the house my family owned when I was in high school. It was a almots completely orginial 1903 late Victorian Queen Anne. It had all the orginial (never painted) oak woodwork, chandeliers, leaded-beveled first floor windows and front parlor French Doors. It is five bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath with a 2 car attached garage. Plus, it had alley access, nice. I loved this house.

Well, that's a tour of Alpena, MI.

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Nice pics, again. That house you lived in looks awesome. Id like to live in a house similar tp that someday.

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Thanks for showing the pics! I found a really funky stone house somewhere around Crapo Street the last time I was there. It wasn't along 23, but somewhere on the side streets. I think I have a picture, so I'll see if I can post it in the near future.

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Thanks for both photo tours. Its amazing what money can buy in a city like Alpena. It certainly looks very nice in the summer. I found it ironic that in the first photo there is that huge parking lot in the middle of the photo. Im assuming it must be for the church across the street as there doesn't appear like there is anything else in the area to warrant such a large lot.

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Thanks for both photo tours. Its amazing what money can buy in a city like Alpena. It certainly looks very nice in the summer. I found it ironic that in the first photo there is that huge parking lot in the middle of the photo. Im assuming it must be for the church across the street as there doesn't appear like there is anything else in the area to warrant such a large lot.

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What's the name of the church with the double steeple? St. Andrew's maybe? The beautiful brick one, not the one on 23 whose steeple fell off years ago. I guess, what is the name of that one too? I'm going to have to upload my photos now.

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What's the name of the church with the double steeple? St. Andrew's maybe? The beautiful brick one, not the one on 23 whose steeple fell off years ago. I guess, what is the name of that one too? I'm going to have to upload my photos now.

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Actually that house the two next door are on Washington Ave toward the west end of town.

They were built as tests for some of the first concrete block made from Besser block machines. They were built by the Besser Company in about 1915?

We lived in the large ranch house across the street for a short period.

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wow... I've always wanted to see Alpena... looks beautiful

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