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A few crappy pictures of Portsmouth murals
« on: August 02, 2004, 08:24:37 PM »
Let me first apologize for the quality of these pictures.  In addition to not even attempting to take "good" pictures, I noticed after the fact that the lens on my camera had a big fat smudge which seems to have messed up a lot of these photos.  Oh well.  Of course, this is pretty much pointless because all the murals can be seen on the official website, but I'll just post my dumb pictures anyway.  So here are a few random murals and miscellaneous things nearby.



The sinful town of Alexandria feels God's wrath


Civil War, churches, firemen and policemen..


Here's a series showing Portsmouth in 1903- trying to stitch these things together just mutilated the town







Somethingorother...


Hooray for shoes!


Hooray for football!


Wrath of God again.  "Say, why don't we build a wall?"


Look out!  Hippies!


You know what would go great with that shoe manufacturing panel...?


This seems to depict the war memorial which orbits the Earth in space


The last panel...


And now a few miscellaneous things:


I think this display is older than I am.


D'oh!  They forgot to put a building behind this facade!




I think someone must have asked for that door...


And finally, nothing says "antiques" like a shifty-looking rat wearing a vest and boots but no pants.

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2004, 08:34:43 PM »
Very nice.

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2004, 08:37:31 PM »
Those are horrible!  

j/k

Looking good. There are a few of those in Covington.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2004, 09:27:49 PM »
excellent.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2004, 08:17:13 AM »
LOL@The Rat.

Nice pics.  Please don't let me hear you complain about the quality of your pics again.  Thank you.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2004, 01:56:30 PM »
Yeah my home p-town gettin some rep!

I have that exact same pic of Elvis.

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2004, 01:58:13 PM »
here's my pic


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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2004, 05:16:35 PM »
Wow, exact same angle and everything!

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Re: A few crappy pictures of Portsmouth murals
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2004, 04:52:49 AM »
infill!

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D'oh!  They forgot to put a building behind this facade!




i like these pictures, even if you think theyre crappy

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2004, 11:42:30 AM »
Thats not really an infill project but whats left of the building after they had destroyed most of it.  All of the buildings around it are now all connected as a retirement home.  The building that was there was in too bad of condition to save it so they just build a courtyard there and kept the facade to contine the asthetics from the steet.  I think of it as a pretty good idea myself, unlike just tearing it down and putting a parking lot there.

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2004, 01:07:03 PM »
I like the idea of saving the facade. It provides an opportunity for future  construction of new usable space behind it while preserving the visual integrity of the block
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2004, 10:24:15 AM »
Portsmouth is pretty urban for a small town...somehow it has more of a "city" feel to it than other small towns in Ohio like Chillicothe or maybe Xenia or Piqua.

The "saving the facade" strategy is actually pretty much "high-design", (it was used by some failry high-profile projects in 1970s, maybe earlier) and its neat to see it being used in Portsmouth.


I love those murals!..someone should publish a book of them.

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 07:52:45 PM »
I like these pictures, you shouldn't call them crappy.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2008, 08:02:27 PM »

^ Typical pig-iron furnace that dominated southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.


^ Portsmouth was once a HUGE shoe manufacturing town until imports pretty much killed off Selby shoes.


^ The shoe string manf. company still exists in their original building that dates to the early 1900s. It looks like something more out of pre-World War II Europe, but it's still chugging them out...

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2008, 08:11:45 PM »
infill!

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D'oh!  They forgot to put a building behind this facade!



i like these pictures, even if you think theyre crappy


I like this, it beats total demo with a vacant gap.

Pretty cool pics, never really researched P-mouth before.
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2008, 09:05:28 PM »
Packrats (the one with the rat) is no longer in business. The ladies that ran the place were nice. I remember playing guitar with some friends in there.

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Re: A few crappy pictures of Portsmouth murals
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2008, 08:05:46 AM »
The shoe string manf. company still exists in their original building that dates to the early 1900s. It looks like something more out of pre-World War II Europe, but it's still chugging them out...

Not the best pictures, but I assume this it...






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Re: A few crappy pictures of Portsmouth murals
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008, 09:51:40 AM »
Yep. It has a very interesting building design, similar to what was built in Europe. And it's very old too, surprisingly.

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