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    A street in Buffalo: Melbourne Place and Melbourne Court

    Melbourne Place is a very short, one-block long street in Buffalo's Elmwood Village neighborhood. (Google Maps link)





    Located off of Melboune Place, Mebourne Court is an unusual public "streetless street". The original plans for Melbourne Court called for a group of freeestanding cottages on small lots fronting on a common walkway, with garage and vehicle access in the rear. The walkway is public right-of-way.



    Development of Melbourne Court started in 1928, a year before the Great Depression.









    Only four of the 14 planned cottages were built. After World War II, a small apartment building was constructed on the unbuilt portion of Melbourne Court.



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    Intersting. There are a couple of examples of those pedestrian court style development in my neck of the woods, too. One is called "Buena Vista Court" and has about 8 little spanish mission style bungalows (unusual in central Illinois). There used to be another like it, also, but almost all of it was torn down as the University expanded. Buena Vista Court got put on the National Register fairly recently.

    http://www.pacacc.org/2008/10/13/bue...onial-revival/
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Intersting. There are a couple of examples of those pedestrian court style development in my neck of the woods, too. One is called "Buena Vista Court" and has about 8 little spanish mission style bungalows (unusual in central Illinois). There used to be another like it, also, but almost all of it was torn down as the University expanded. Buena Vista Court got put on the National Register fairly recently.

    http://www.pacacc.org/2008/10/13/bue...onial-revival/
    There are a number of similar little Spanish mission style bungalows as well as a few larger ones scattered around Jamestown, and probably built about the same time -- the 1920s.

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