To get some info for the other thread in On Cecil’s Columns on The Baddest Part of Town, how about in simple survey form the following:
1.Your town’s original main industry ca. 1900 (ie ag? whaling? manufacturing? stockyards?)
2.Main way of getting stuff out (ie rail, ship) and what side of town the original center of railyards/port is/was ?
3.What is the “bad” side of town.
For example, a textual reference in thta thread suggests smaller, complex grids favor the good neighborhood. At least one poster suggested winds in absence of other geographical features. Seems (my WAG) that either is ultimately a function of where the industrial area was placed, generally speaking. Although the industry may have changed over 100 years, the neighborhoods’ character probably (my WAG) trail in moving around. If there is indeed a preponderance of one compass point over the other, I had proposed that it might be related to the ability of vessels in the port (sea, bay or river) to dock easily and load/offload. (Think sailing vessels in the older cities maneuvering to docks against prevailing winds - wouldn’t dock in bad weather- or sandbars on the Mississippi, etc… hence the 100 yrs ago status. This certainly seemed true in small Mississippi river ports, like Donaldsonville LA and north.)
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