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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:20 PM
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Poll question: Have you ever lived on Main Street?
This poll comes from my last one about all the streets you've ever lived on. Seems a lot have lived on a "Main Street."

So how about you?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:27 PM
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1. 900 Main St
LaGrande, Oregon.

But in that town the "main" street is Adams Avenue.
LaGrande's Main Street is a 2 block long quiet neighborhood street that dosnt go through to anywhere.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:28 PM
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2. 310 Main Street...
I'm here right now. Come on over! :)
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:31 PM
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3. No, but I work on Main Street
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Technowitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:32 PM
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4. 1985-88, small town in Pennsylvania called "New Hope"
Had a lovely little 1-br apartment right next to the Delaware river.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:33 PM
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5. yep, in an old commercial building
Town was so small the only businesses left were a cafe open 4 days a week, and elevator, the post office and two bars.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:34 PM
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6. Yup
Main St. North in Waterford Ontario.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:35 PM
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7. NOPE and I'm mad at RL
for thinking it's crzy that I only lived on one street my whole life. We'll technically two, I owe a condo but split my time between there and my folks home, which is the only house I ever lived in.

:P
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:56 PM
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12. Wow, that's incredible
I don't think it's crazy - I envy you. I've lived in at least 30 places in my life. I so envy people who can go back to, or who live in, the place they grew up. That's neat.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:05 PM
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14. It's cool but
I admire people who get to live (whether by choice or job/financially related) all over the place. Those people get to see more of the world and experience what other communities have to offer.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:09 PM
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15. Actually I am jealous
My folks sold our house to move out of state and I had to begin my nomadic ways.

I can never go home, because there isn't one...

RL
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:14 PM
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16. Oooh, RL, how sad!
Home is where and what you make of it but that's sad anyway. You're always invited to visit me at my one and only home! :hug:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:16 PM
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17. Not only did they sell the house
but the people who bought it knocked a wall down between the livingroom and my bedroom to expand the livingroom,and now my room is gone also.

and the 10 black walnuts and maples that we planted as kids, they chainsawed down the week they moved in.

But hey, that was 25 years ago, I'm over it...

:cry:

RL
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:20 PM
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19. My grandparents did that to my uncle
My dad's youngest brother is 21 years younger than my dad.
So after my uncle graduated from H.S. my grandparents sold the house and moved to Florida. My uncle went to Yale but on breaks and the summer, he had no where to go up in CT. He ended up staying at his now wife's parents house.
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:39 PM
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34. ouch!
the people who bought our house immediately enlarged the kitchen, which was plenty huge. that house needed no more living space, if you asked me. i have not been back there since (30 years now....), but my brother said it looks very different than when we were kids. i think he even said something about some trees being gone, now that i think about it....

it's hard to see that kind of change.
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:36 PM
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33. ditto!
my parents sold the house i grew up in when i was 21. they moved from ct to nc, and that place has never been home to me. now my dad is gone and my mom is in a retirement complex. there is no home at all! well, except mine....... but you know what i mean!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:38 PM
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8. Yep. In Rockport MA
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Dan-W Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:42 PM
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9. Yes.
Corner of Main and Second St. North Andover, MA. From '53 to '55; I was just a small child. There's been a bank on that spot since the the early Sixties.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:42 PM
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10. Nope, but my current UPS Store PO Box is on Maine Street in Brunswick, ME
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 03:42 PM by qnr
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:54 PM
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11. Anyone thats a Democrat
has sometime or another lived on Main St. I did for 10yrs.
Its a humbling experience but makes you really appreciate life
itself.
I guess for me its made me never................forget where I
came from.
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Bok_Tukalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:02 PM
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13. The closest I've been is one block away from Main in Broken Bow Oklahoma
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TBreeze Donating Member (393 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:18 PM
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18. Yes, more than once
I've lived on 3 different Main Streets.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:23 PM
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20. Yes - Main Street, Wharton, NJ
Edited on Sun Apr-24-05 04:25 PM by CO Liberal
A few blocks from where Cyndi Lauper filmed part of her "Time After Time" video. I took my kids down to watch, but a few thousand other people had the same idea.....

For those of you who remember that video, "Betty's Department Store" and the Sunoco station with the gas pumps on the sidewalk were both on Main Street in Wharton. They're both gone now.)



(The picture above is from the end of that video. That portion of the video was filmed at the train station in Morristown, NJ.)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:09 PM
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24. I used to be found at the Canal House every Tuesday night.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:26 PM
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29. My Son Works There!!!!
Small world...
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:28 PM
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38. Yup.
I realized this when I randomly ran into people I knew flying both two and from London.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:42 PM
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21. yes. 1129 S. Main St.
my ex-wife still lives in that house.
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Lady President Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 04:49 PM
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22. 708 Main St.
in Westerville, Ohio.
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:00 PM
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23. 550 E. Main Street
where the parental units still reside.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:10 PM
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25. Currently live on Main Street, Madison, NJ.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:41 PM
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35. I Grew Up in Morris Township
I has relatives that lived in Elizabeth, and we'd go down Main Street in Madison to go visit them.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:13 PM
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26. 142 1/2 Main. In college, in a huge ramshackle house shared with
other tenants. In the storefront there was a shrink and a real estate/Western Uhion/ Avon Lady thing. HHhhhmmmm, the latter establishment was probably an underworld front. :)
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:16 PM
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27. Yes, Lake Placid, NY
Cute town in the middle of the Adirondacks.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 06:30 PM
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28. I live on Main right now.
It is a town of about 200 people and is "Main Street" of yester-year. There are DUers who have been here-they can vouch for me--it REALLY is small town.

Before that, my husband and I lived on Main Street in Urbana, and that was a whole different slice of life. We lived there for several years and the neighborhood went to hell around us. We moved out after the SWAT team took out the neighbor's house one night. There is something about seeing a bunch of guys in Kevlar with a battering ram that cools your appreciation for your neighborhood...



Laura
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 07:33 PM
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30. Hey, I lived on Main Street in Urbana.
Whereabouts?
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:06 PM
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31. 801 East Main.
It had a history as a party house. A band named Lonely Trailer lived there before we did, and before that it had been a group house for any number of people. I was AMAZED during the five years I lived there (93-98) at how many people told me they'd been to parties there!

And YOU? Were you in our area (perhaps a veteran of 801 E. Main) or were you on WEST Main? I lived in Landmark Apartments on West Main for a couple of years too...

:hi:

Laura
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:46 PM
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36. Geesh. I don't remember the exact address.
It was a couple of blocks east of the courthouse--I think in the 600s. I only lived there a year. It was an old yellow brick building. There was a fire caused by actual arson while I lived there. Fortunately, no one was hurt. My neighbors across the hall had moved out shortly before, and their apartment was vacant. Their living room floor burned through. Huge hole in it.
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 08:09 PM
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32. main street, newmarket, new hampshire early 80s perhaps....
henniker, nh early 70s

i think that's all i intended in last night's poll! i did leave out a lot of other places, though. the more i thought about it, the more i realized the huge gaps! it was a fun exercise in stretching the memory cells!

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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 09:00 PM
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37. 307 Main St.
Hazelwood, NC. I grew up there. Little brick house on the corner.

It's now Hazelwood Ave. Waynesville, NC
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 10:28 PM
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39. No, but I was driving down Main Street earlier today.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 11:43 PM
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40. Never even lived in a city with a 'Main Street'
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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 12:28 AM
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41. Yes. In Doylestown, Pa in the Mid 90's.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 12:31 AM
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42. 225 1/2 main st.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 01:24 AM
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43. Main St. ended at my driveway
So I sort of lived beside Main Street
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 01:40 AM
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44. Twice
Both in towns of less then 1000; in one of them I had the "penthouse suite"; a one bedroom on top of a old building in the center of "Downtown", which was one block long. Nothing much ever happened there, but there was a fabulous view of it! Man, that was a great place, though..

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