posted by M. | 11:25 AM
M, you need to keep things simple. Don't make us read small print!!
Butch: Try clicking on the picture and watch it grow.
Matt,When was that published?Is that the whole block between the old Y and Hotdog shoppe?Where have all those forward looking businessmen gone?Calcutta?Too many questions for a Monday?
This is the center page of a brochure that was published in the late 60s or early 70s. I do think that the plan as to put the hotel on Fourth between Washington and Market. From the looks of it, yes, the entire block. Much of the East Liverpool business community abandoned the city for the suburbs in Calcutta in the 1960s. The American suburbs were invented essentially by the WWII generation, who had decided that they wanted to live the rest of their lives inside their cars and in front of their TV sets.
Hence "Green Acres". M&M Douglas, well, him anyways, wanted to get away from the rat race of the city. And who wouldn't want to live near Hooterville and Petticoat Junction? Skinny dipping in the town water tower? ewwh.Serioulsy though, that trend seems to be reversing, at least around Pittsburgh. Have you seen the Hienz apt. complex in the old factory on the Northside. Upscale and close to everything. The Gen X'rs are shunning the commute!Sad but true on everyone leaving downtowns. Strip malls and traffic suck. I walk all my errands in town. Calcutta, for everything the trustees do well, has zero pedestrian planning. You couldn't walk anywhere out there to save (risk?) your life. And it's going to bite them in the butt someday.
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You deleted it because it revealed something you didn't want to hear.
Go get someone to read this for you: As I indicated once, I deleted the comment because it had no relevance to to the main post. Attach the comment to a relevant post, and it will be no problem.
M. said... . . . Much of the East Liverpool business community abandoned the city for the suburbs in Calcutta in the 1960s.[end quote]Matt the above is just plain incorrect. IN one of those futuristic Studies that we scanned it states clearly that the downtown business was setting retail record sales into the 70s. Those figures took into consideration increases in prizes.So the downtown business world was doing quite well at least into the 70s.
buckeye--Yes, you're right. It was the 70s when the big shift occurred. There was a transition that still continues today.
I see how the title of this section threw me, Happy New Year. Yea, I was off subject all right. What I said was since Nancy Pelosi has been the speaker of the house the national debt has been raised by 60%. Happy New Year? I think not.
The failure of revitalizing downtown East Liverpool in the seventies can be blamed on Carl Albert.
Who is or was Carl Albert?Do you have any evidence, facts, figures to back up your claim or is this just you say and we are suppose to accept it as Gospel?
Carl Albert was Speaker of the House from 1971 -1977 and an interesting man , but that was not my point.It was an satirical response to Debt Watcher who blames the deficit ( or at least most of it at 60%) on Nancy Pelosi.
John O,Your response about Carl Albert doesn't make any sense. I tried to find something funny about it, but the fact is it seems you just threw something out there so you could have something to say.For those of you, like Mr. O who don't know the meaning of what I said about Nancy P and the U.S. deficit going up by 60% while she was the speaker of the house of representatives, I'll explain: the house of representatives controls all the money spent by this country. All expenditures start in the house which controls the purse strings of this outrageous deficit we all have to live with. For those who want to assign blame to someone other than the house majority, and some rogue republicans, take another hard look at the numbers on this one. There is enough blame to go around, but it's time this nonsense come to an end.Just for the record I am neither a democrat or a republican. I am...
Ok. Having helped scan the studies that were done in the late 60s and and early 70s that laid out the plans for the downtown and east end revitalizing of East Liverpool and you had mentioned that revitalizing I was a bit confused since I didn't recall seeing the name Carl Albert anywhere in them. I didn't think in terms of Congress.
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