I have an assignment at Redstone High on Monday. Last time I was there, I took a walk and some pictures of the area surrounding the high school. Here they are…Click for full-size.


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8 Responses to Pictures of Redstone

  1. A4 says:

    Those look a little bleak. Are they representative of the area, or are these particularly bad?

    I’m most saddened by the pile o’ pallets. You have to stack those up tidy to make them look nice

    Ar

  2. Peter says:

    I’ve mentioned before about how my hometown in Connecticut had longstanding economic ties with “Redstone.” Add a few more trees in the background and any of these pictures could have been in the hometown city.

  3. trumwill says:

    A4, it’s not representative, but it’s representative of at least a couple areas of town. The town has lost 10% of its population in the last 30 years (that’s almost unheard of among western cities) and so a lot of what was built is going unused.

  4. trumwill says:

    That’s unpossible, Peter. Connecticut is nothing but a bunch of rich people and NYC commuters!

    🙂

  5. A4 says:

    Thanks for the info. Based on where I think it is, Redstone is quite unusual for it’s region, right? I think I know someone from there.

    Except for the natural features, those pictures don’t look different from where I am, at least for the larger cities. The time scale is different, where the urban population here has declined since the 1930s, down some 40% from the peak. Welcome to your future, Redstone?

    A4

  6. SFG says:

    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but with a whimper

  7. trumwill says:

    Redstone’s population decreased considerably from its height in the 20’s to the 70’s, then experienced a short renaissance, and then slid again after. Otherwise, who knows where it would be…

    What’s interesting about it is that I think if there were jobs, it could actually become a pretty cool place, in a decadent New Orleans sort of way. And for all of its problems, its schools are mostly decent and crime is a relative non-issue (partially because there’s “nothing worth paying anyone to protect,” but a long while back I left my laptop on a sidewalk bench for an hour or two and nobody took it). It’s also dirt cheap, but I fear that the cost of rebuilding to revitalize the place. I mean, what would it take to bring that white building up to code? More than it’s probably worth.

  8. Abel Keogh says:

    So you live in District 12. Say “Hi” to Katniss for me. 🙂

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