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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #1
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Youngstown, Ohio: Potential

1 Photographed earlier in November, this is a wide image of Charles Curry’s law office in the Legal Arts Building in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. I stood at the doorway wondering what had happened. Papers were scattered about without care. Drawers were opened and ransacked. Family photos were laid haphazardly on the desk and tacked on the walls.

And there were two open – and empty bottles of alcohol on the desk.

I found out later that Mr. Curry was suspended from practice on December 2, 2005 for non-compliance with Ohio’s Gov. Bar R. VI for failure to file a Certificate of Registration and failure to pay applicable fees. But the Legal Arts Building had been closed since 2004 – so there is much wonder if the office was vacated prior to the disbarment or if something else had occurred.


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Old December 3rd, 2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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this is kind of sad.
BTW, do you have some more photos of Youngstown?
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Yes - I posted up two specific threads:
Paramount - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...789&highlight=
Wick/Stambaugh - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...905&highlight=

I have many more to follow. Are you from the area?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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2 What could have been: downtown Youngstown, Ohio

"Downtown plan gets good, but cautious, reviews."

That headline from the January 12, 1986 Youngstown, Ohio*Vindicator*denoted*the reception towards this redevelopment plan in a city that was fast declining in both jobs and population.*Some notable features of the plan included:
  • A hotel, housing, cultural facility and museum complex along Federal and Commerce streets where the present-day Development Department and Mahoning County Children Services are currently located.
  • A convocation center on what is now parking lots.
  • An industrial museum located at the present-day Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.
  • A parking garage and housing development between Commerce and Wood streets.
  • Station Place, which is now Erie Terminal Place.
  • The conversion of the Paramount Theater into a retail and office complex. It would have featured a pass-through for pedestrians, and a bridge linking to the hotel and housing complex across Hazel Street.

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4 The Unbuilt Square Tunnel

Youngstown, Ohio's central square*lies at the intersection of Federal Street, Wick Avenue and Market Street and began to be developed after the Civil War when a monument was placed in the center of the intersection. By 1900, the city's prominent banks, hotels and businesses ringed the square.

By the 1930s, the half-circle consisted of haphazard parking and crude way-finding, which was streamlined in 1955. But traffic continued to congest at what was arguably Youngstown's busiest intersection. In 1969, Mayor A.B. Flask and city engineer J. Phillip Richley proposed a $1.8 million development that would include a pedestrian mall for Federal Street and a tunnel for Wick Avenue under the square. The monument would be moved to the end of Federal Street, replaced with a fountain surrounded by black terrazzo.


Construction was set to begin shortly after but was scaled back. Not surprisingly, the tunnel under the pedestrian mall was*scrapped.
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