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CMANDALA
April 9th, 2007, 09:26 AM
Houses on George Street, Rome NY. Photographed April 3, 2007

ablarc
May 5th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Every one's a beauty. How does their number compare with fifty years ago?

How many do they demolish in a year?

kz1000ps
May 5th, 2007, 09:53 PM
Ah this reminds me that I'm sitting on a horde of photos of smaller cities and towns around the Capital Region. Hopefully sometime soon I'll get up images of Schenectady's Stockade district and downtown Saratoga Springs.

And thanks for the Rome pics, I don't think I've ever set foot there (driven through a few times though).

CMANDALA
May 5th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Every one's a beauty. How does their number compare with fifty years ago?

How many do they demolish in a year?

Just about everthing in town is original. No need to demolish houses.

The only thing gone is most of the old downtown section, due to reconstruction of Fort Stanwix.

http://www.nps.gov/fost/

Of course the original Erie Canal was filled in long ago.

http://www.eriecanal.org/images/eastcentral-1/Rome-1905.jpg

ablarc
May 6th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Just about everthing in town is original. No need to demolish houses.

The only thing gone is most of the old downtown section...
Well, if the economy picks up they'll get to work on the houses.

Meerkat
May 6th, 2007, 03:24 PM
I love these houses - when were they built? How much do they sell for ?

ablarc
May 6th, 2007, 06:40 PM
^ They were built between the Civil War and the Great War. That makes them roughly contemporary with the works of Norman Shaw, Edwin Lutyens and CFA Voysey. If you imagine stone, brick or stucco in place of America's exotic clapboard, you'll recognize the European precedent --something emphasized by the stylistic moniker "Queen Anne" applied to most of these houses. The last one is Beaux Arts.

Without actually knowing, I'd guess these houses to be a bargain; after all, you have to want to live in Rome, NY, a place with a doubtless moribund economy and a big winter.

More past than future.

Punzie
May 9th, 2007, 08:37 PM
I love these houses - when were they built? How much do they sell for ?

I was very curious about prices, so I went onto Realtor.com and looked up all house listings for Rome, NY; this is what I got:

http://homes.realtor.com/search/searchresults.aspx?ctid=89942&typ=5&sid=4da8892d8be443adb3884a28a725ef32&pg=1

It appears as if many of the large old houses have been converted to multi-family houses with small units. Also, the really nice houses like the ones CMANDALA posted are not currently posted on Realtor.com.



Here is the oldest (1840), most Queen Ann-ish (single family) house currently listed::)

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/Rapunzel61/EWNY/Real-Estate/RomeNY-1840.jpg

Description:
$162,000
Single Family Property
Area: 16
County: Oneida
Year Built: 1840
4 total bedroom(s)
2 total bath(s)
2 total full bath(s)
Dining room
Laundry room
Living room is 18x15 Level: 1st Floor
Dining room is 12x20 Level: 1st Floor
Laundry room is 5x14 Level: 1st Floor
Heating features: Gas
Interior features: Gas Water Heater, Bedroom 1 is 15x13 Level: 1st Floor, Bedroom 2 is 10x15 Level: 1st Floor, Bedroom 3 is 11x11 Level: 2nd Floor, Bedroom 4 is 13x14 Level: 2nd Floor, Bathroom 1 is 7x10 Level: 1st Floor, Bathroom 2 is 7x11 Level: 2nd Floor
Exterior features: Deck, Natural Gas Service, Public Sewer System, Public Water Supply
Exterior construction: Metal Siding
House: 2,925 sq. ft.
Lot: 4,792 sq. ft.
Approximately 0.11 acre(s)House info:
http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1073535042

CMANDALA
May 10th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Road trip, anyone?

I have room for four in my truck. I make it from NYC to Rome in under 4 and a half hours.

View the beautiful homes, trace the beginnings of the Erie Canal, ride up the incredibly scenic Black River route (NY 26), and then a fine dinner at Coalyard Charley's or The Colonial.

CMANDALA
May 12th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Good morning,

As the person in charge of marketing, I would be remiss if I did not dispute the comment stating "a place with a doubtless moribund economy and a big winter." Though we do have big winters, the economy is actually improving by leaps and bounds. New construction, an expanding business park and new jobs, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, an increased focus on historic preservation, and less than ever demolitions of significant properties like those highlighted in this discussion.

Regards,
Kimberly Rogers

Director of Economic Development
Department of Community and Economic Development
City of Rome
198 N. Washington St.
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7644
Fax: (315) 838-1167

www.romenewyork.com

cysthead30
July 29th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Just about everthing in town is original. No need to demolish houses.

The only thing gone is most of the old downtown section, due to reconstruction of Fort Stanwix.

http://www.nps.gov/fost/

Of course the original Erie Canal was filled in long ago.

http://www.eriecanal.org/images/eastcentral-1/Rome-1905.jpg


CMANDALA......are you from Rome? I'm from Rome....

ablarc
July 29th, 2007, 09:47 PM
an increased focus on historic preservation, and less than ever demolitions of significant properties like those highlighted in this discussion.
"Less than ever" is good; "none at all" would be even better.