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Old Posted Jul 10, 2009, 7:14 PM
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The funny thing is that the building housing Dearborn Music was built the same year that Chicago was founded (1833). Dearborn was incorporated one year before Chicago (1836 vs. 1837).
Yes, Dearborn Music , Such a great little shop, I miss shopping there.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2009, 9:10 PM
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and one year before the [RE]founding of the University of Michigan
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2009, 9:15 PM
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A city that has mostly historic storefronts right on the sidewalk, and even sidestreets laid in a traditional grid with sidewalks, and you say it's "trying too hard to be pedestrian friendly" As for the newer developments, those are redevelopments that were built within the existing grid, if anything they tried fitting those redevelopments into the existing grid, not the other way around, and they look pretty good as a matter of fact. But I'm sure if the city weren't built the way it is you would criticise it for not being up to the great windy cities standards Nice attempt on bashing Dearborn, but it was a "failure".
Dude, that wasn't very nice. He was just placing an observation. I was actually there with Detroitman taking similar photos. I too commented on the visit that while the existing development was an improvement, it just wasn't cutting it. The buildings are somewhat superscaled, meaning they lack proportion, size, variety, and detailing to convey a more fine grained sense of place.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2009, 3:06 AM
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Dude, that wasn't very nice. He was just placing an observation. I was actually there with Detroitman taking similar photos. I too commented on the visit that while the existing development was an improvement, it just wasn't cutting it. The buildings are somewhat superscaled, meaning they lack proportion, size, variety, and detailing to convey a more fine grained sense of place.
The truth isn't always nice, just my observasion.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2009, 4:37 PM
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Great photos; I've always wondered what the arab part of Dearborn looked like.
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Too bad you didn't get the other arab neighborhood in Dearborn, which is called Arabian Village, and is on the south side bordering southwest Detroit along Vernor and Dix. It's mostly a yemenis neighborhood btw. For what it's worth, you did take a pic of Dearborn Music
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The last of my photos are of Warren Ave. The corridor is main commercial street for Dearborn's Arab community.




I've been to this block a few times. There's a store here with off-lease stuff going for good prices.
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Wow, traffic lights on mast arms in Michigan! Hehe.

I say that because the last time I was in Michigan, it seemed most of the traffic lights dangled from span-wires--- something you don't see here in California.
Most do. That hasn't changed much. In fact, next door in Detroit, most of the mast armed traffic signals have been replaced with the span wire fixtures... something I REALLY wish they'd stop doing. It looks so damn rural and hicktown-ish... especially when the traffic signals are dangling from wires right outside of Downtown.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 9:29 AM
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I've been to this block a few times. There's a store here with off-lease stuff going for good prices.
Thanks. I lived only 3 blocks from that mosque, I could hear the loud speaker in the morning.
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I've always liked Dearborn, MI.
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Nice shots. I didn't realize that Dearborn was so old. I just assumed it was a suburb built up in the 50s and 60s. Have to check it out next time i visit Detroit!!
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Looks like a nice town. Pretty cool
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