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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Forgotten parts of the cities?

    I know that there are web sites out there, I just donít remember any of them. Each city has places that for one reason or another have just been left abandoned, neglected, or covered up. I donít know of any in K-Zoo yet, and only know of one in Portage. What are some of the forgotten parts of your city? (or that you know of from other cities) Pictures and web links would be helpful.

    Mine is a former building on an industrial lot where only the footings remain and they are just about surface level, and mostly covered with grass and tress.
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    Cyburbian Rumpy Tunanator's avatar
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    The old industrial section along the Buffalo River is still one of my favorite parts of the city that is mixed with abandoned buildings from the past as well as existing buildings from the past that still function.

    I like the grain elevators the best, like archaic dinosars lost in time. Yet you can still feel the ghosts that haunt them.



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    Quote Originally posted by Rumpy Tunanator
    I like the grain elevators the best, like archaic dinosars lost in time. Yet you can still feel the ghosts that haunt them.
    I thought I read somewhere that someone had nominated an abandoned elevator to the National Register of Historic Places. That true?
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    Is also great
    And would suffice.

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    Quote Originally posted by DecaturHawk
    I thought I read somewhere that someone had nominated an abandoned elevator to the National Register of Historic Places. That true?
    I know that the Great Northern Elevator is a local landmark, I'm not sure if they were applying for a National designation or not. I looked but couldn't find if Concrete Central is designated for National or not. I know it is locally, but I'll keep digging.
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    What is this "abandoned" stuff? We have three operating elevators in town, four more just out of town, then one evey ten miles along the two railroad lines. Several city hall workers are off for the wheat harvest.

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