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Old Posted May 13, 2015, 11:54 PM
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^ much of the area north of Cogswell and west of Gottingen is probably similar in terms of construction quality. These houses were upgraded with the installation of insulation, plumbing, heating, electrical, etc. The downtown homes were larger and may have been used as rooming houses/apartments but their bones were not that different. From what I have read parts of the south end of downtown were also quite poor and poorly maintained but gentrified comparatively early. I'm sure some of the wooden buildings in the Stephenson Report study area were beyond repair but for many it may have been a case (a classic mid-20th century mistake) of attributing social problems to a poorly maintained built environment.
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