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I have to be in Fall River for the next couple weeks for work, so I figured I'd take some pictures around the city while I was down there. The city has so much wasted potential, with a downtown that kind of reminds me of downtown Pawtucket with lots of empty storefronts yet some cool architecture that shows that the city once was fantastic.

Starting on South Main Street, some cool architecture:

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Old Cherry & Webb building, now home to UMASS, BU and BCC branches:

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Streetscape:

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An urban Brooks!

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Empty storefronts:

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Some cool buildings:

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Pedestrian signs!

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The Braga Bridge off in the fog:

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Side street:

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Travelers Insurance building/plaza:

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City Hall, typical 1960's architecture. Fall River's City Hall is actually built over I-195, the first building in Massachusetts to utilize air rights over an interstate:

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Beautiful Cathedral:

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SRTA Temporary Terminal (how sad, and we complain about RIPTA in RI...):

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Typical dense housing stock in Fall River, able to exist due to on-street parking allowed overnight...

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Old St. Mary's School:

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One of the ugliest parking decks I've ever seen:

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From the top of that ugly parking garage, as you can see, much of downtown is parking lots, though there are some newer office buildings visible in the distance:

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Great pictures! I agree that Fall River has lots of potential to become a great city, given the investment. I've been meaning to make a photo trip up there myself one of these days.

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I rented a car to go to the Cape tomorrow and was thinking if I had time I would stop in either NB or FR to take some photos, looks like I'll do NB since you've covered FR so well.

Send this photo to the mayor of CF:

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I rented a car to go to the Cape tomorrow and was thinking if I had time I would stop in either NB or FR to take some photos, looks like I'll do NB since you've covered FR so well.

Send this photo to the mayor of CF:

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Some more Fall River pics from today:

Old factories on Pearl Street:

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Lizzie Borden house, now a Bed and Breakfast:

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A new office building, one of about three built recently:

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Factory of Terror Goblin thing:

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Braga Bridge from top of parking deck:

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Somerset Power Plant across the Taunton River:

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Apartment/condo towers on the waterfront:

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Great photos. :thumbsup:

I think Fall River has a lot of character and potential. I love all the old stone mills scattered throughout the city.

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Great photos. :thumbsup:

I think Fall River has a lot of character and potential. I love all the old stone mills scattered throughout the city.

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