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In what window of years was it a thing to deliberately plan geometrically symetric neighborhoods like these?
Rando subdivision of the day. Liberal, KS
I don't think we have any of those geometrically symmetric neighborhoods in Fort Worth.

Another one. Planner friend lives here. Janesville, WI

Janesville, WI- Former House Speaker Paul Ryan owns (and maybe still live in) a multi-generational mini-mansion there.
I wonder if he or his ancestors had anything to do with making ^that^ part geometrically symmetric?
 

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Rando subdivision of the day. Liberal, KS
I looked at that neighborhood not too long ago! The pattern screams “1920s move-up subdivision”, and the housing age tells me it sat postlude empty for 30+ years, thanks to the Great Depression and WWII.

There’s alleys, but few alley load garages. Houses have mostly street load attached garages.

There’s quite a few interesting mid-century “architectury” houses among the mix. I saw a lot of cool mid-century modern houses when looking around Garden City, too.
 

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I looked at that neighborhood not too long ago! The pattern screams “1920s move-up subdivision”, and the housing age tells me it sat postlude empty for 30+ years, thanks to the Great Depression and WWII.

There’s alleys, but few alley load garages. Houses have mostly street load attached garages.

There’s quite a few interesting mid-century “architectury” houses among the mix. I saw a lot of cool mid-century modern houses when looking around Garden City, too.
Did you see this MCM Mission Style just off the park, Dan? MCM Mission Style
 

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In what window of years was it a thing to deliberately plan geometrically symetric neighborhoods like these?





Janesville, WI- Former House Speaker Paul Ryan owns (and maybe still live in) a multi-generational mini-mansion there.
I wonder if he or his ancestors had anything to do with making ^that^ part geometrically symmetric?
I can only imagine the traffic issues at those three perimeter corner intersections.
 

DVD

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I'm honestly surprised that they are worth up to $150,000, but that's still relatively cheap in the Phoenix market.
 

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I took a wrong turn. I did nazi the street sign.

 

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Suloszowa, Poland. Town is basically one long street 4+ miles long.

https://goo.gl/maps/kT48qhTEApQBt6nr8
That's an interesting pattern. You can tell there are fields directly behind the homes. A lot of the homes appear to be multi-unit, stacked or traditional duplexes with warehouse/barns behind them. Not what I would assume of a rural-ish place.

There is a nice castle to the south-east a bit. Also there was a cemetery that appeared to be all vaults.

I know next to nothing about Poland, so maybe this is standard.
 
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