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Address: Bradford and East at Kanawha, Charleston, WV
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Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, this area...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, this area remains charmingly well-preserved. Most of the buildings here were constructed between 1895-1925, and styles range from Greek Revival and Queen Anne to Colonial, Georgian and Italianate. Bounded by Bradford and Quarrier Streets, East Avenue and Kanawha Blvd, the East End is an excellent neighborhood for a leisurely afternoon stroll.
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Worth the time if you're passing through Charleston

We enjoyed driving the historical district and seeing the unique architecture of the homes. I was amazed at how most of the homes do not sit perpendicular to the street, but are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Decatur, IL
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Decatur, IL
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoyed driving the historical district and seeing the unique architecture of the homes. I was amazed at how most of the homes do not sit perpendicular to the street, but are at an angle. Most seemed well kept with lots of for sale signs up, particularly along the river front.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you're in town it's worth the time. We've traveled extensively and used to live in a town that is on the National Historic register so, while this area is pretty we've seen similarly pretty neighborhoods. Walk or drive it.

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West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Century+ old goodness abounds. Many well maintained or lovingly restored with gardens, landscape accents, stained glass and the like. Walk the long block of Lee street and go over and back Virginia Street, or vice-versa, and note all the house styles. End your journey with a snack or meal at Tricky Fish or Bluegrass Kitchen, then walk off your meal... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Was really nice you must go drive around. The churches are beautiful.a lots of old mansions ,really old buildings.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

There's Taste of India (which features an excellent lunch buffet for around $10), Bluegrass Kitchen (features a variety of homemade fresh cuisine - although they often run out of menu items), Tricky Fish (urban "beach bar"), and more. There's even a record shop that has actual phonograph records. There are new attractions coming to this area all the time.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

old matronly homes coupled with 100 year old apartment houses, this is a historic district not to be missed. the apartment houses are small, many with sleeping porches, windows in the bathroom and kitchens, i saw an old clothing line from the second story house, as revolvi9ng wheel just liked my grandmother's. this is not a disney reproduction, it is... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We always enjoy looking at the architecture of cities we pass through, and Charleston is no exception. The downtown houses look like they were lovely in their hey-day. Some have been lovingly restored, and some are rundown. Thankfully, some are in the process of becoming what they once were. I'm sure they are fantastic to look at inside. We took... More 

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Holts Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Drove the district. Found many homes in the district were beautiful but some were not so well kept. I suspect flooding has taken a toll on some of the older buildings over the years. Worth the drive but really didn't find the wow factor I have found in other historic districts.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I love walking through this area. Beautiful houses and shady walkways. Come the Saturday before Mother's Day for the Big East End Yard Sale

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Charleston's historical district is like no other...beautiful tree lined streets with gorgeous, well maintained older brick homes in Victorian and Craftsman styles. I especially loved how the historic district is right off the downtown area of the city...very convenient!

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