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Whatever happened to Shed Town?

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Observer 10/03/2011 at 11:14 AM

Is the disappearance of Shed Town the reason that the area around parts of George Mason Elementary School (especially headed towards 9-Mile) is full of newer houses? There seems to be a well defined area in the midst of an of historic architecture where a bunch of historic properties just vanished and all new homes were built.

kaykay 10/03/2011 at 12:27 PM

Pay $5 and ask Mr. Herring at BHC. Most of those newer homes were built by Better Housing Coalition, using your tax dollars.

john_m 10/03/2011 at 1:29 PM

The area north/east of George Mason was rebuilt in the 70s&80s as part of an urban renewal project.

The bulk of Better Housing’s work has been just a little west of there, and since the late 90s.

Mark 10/04/2011 at 7:39 AM

That would be the infamous “Model City.” At one time there were remnants of Shed Town remaining along the fringes. One of particular note was an antebellum cottage built by a free black woman.


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