Originally Posted by someone123
Nice photos. I've seen a few Hartford threads but I still don't have much of a sense of what the city is like. Supposedly it saw a lot of 60s-era urban renewal. Was the area that is now covered by a big interchange East of the downtown originally built up?
Not to dog the city but I didn't see much "urbanity" in Hartford. Mostly random triple-deckers and A-frame housing with urban prairies, parking lots, and Price Choppers grocery stores. There was one street I enjoyed (it was southwest of the downtown; Puerto Rican commercial district) but that was about it. It was as if Clayton, Missouri's downtown was placed in a Flint-esque city, in New England. That was my impression of Hartford, which can certainly change with a good tour by RICAN_PAPI!!! LOLZ!!!