• Cyburbia is a friendly big tent, where we share our experiences and thoughts about urban planning practice, planning adjacent topics, and whatever else comes to mind. No ads, no spam, no echo chambers. Create your FREE Cyburbia ID, and join us today! You can also register through your Reddit, Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Microsoft account.

Historical Trailer Parks?

donk

Cyburbian
Messages
6,970
Points
30
I read it too and had to laugh. Thinking about buildings that were meant to be disposable as being worth preserving. Can't even reno them to bring them to code as they are too small.
If only I had my digital images from two of our lovely parks to share with you all.
 

kms

Cyburbian
Messages
5,903
Points
31
The idea of a tourist camp intrigues me; maybe that is the part worth saving. There a few old tourist cabin places along Lincoln highway here. At one time they were good, clean places to stay overnight. Now they are places where people spend a few hours.

If this place has survived the fires, mudslides and earthquakes, then maybe it was meant to be permanent. ;)
 
Messages
3,690
Points
27
When I worked in South Carolina, part of my job was to create in Arcview, a landuse map. Regular field checks were required, especially once we found out that what we were looking at on ortho images were not always the junkyards we thought they were, but family mobile home complexes. And I would never in a million years take my own NY Plated car, but always the county car, which wasn't always a better choice, seeing as how the "gov'mint is always coming down on the working folk". sigh.
 

OhioPlanner

Cyburbian
Messages
304
Points
11
I read a great book on this topic called Wheel Estate. It's a history of the mobile/manufactured home. It's really pretty fascinating. After reading that I would bet there are others out there that really do deserve being preserved.
 
Top