Western Reserve Public Media Specials

Main Street America

Special | 57m

Fifty years ago, downtowns across America were thriving centers of activity, a mix of small businesses, residents and industry. But by the 1950s, main streets began to erode into a collection of failed businesses and abandoned buildings. Main Street America looks at revitalization projects in four cities, including Akron, to see once-decayed Main Streets in various stages of revitalization.

Aired: 07/24/02

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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