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    Houses on George Street, Rome NY. Photographed April 3, 2007
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    Every one's a beauty. How does their number compare with fifty years ago?

    How many do they demolish in a year?

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    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    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/east.../Rome-1905.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMANDALA View Post
    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.

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    I love these houses - when were they built? How much do they sell for ?

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    ^ 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meerkat View Post
    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/sear...8a725ef32&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:




    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

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMANDALA View Post
    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/east.../Rome-1905.jpg

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMANDALA View Post
    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.

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