North and South Walnut Street

Milford, Delaware

Milford, Delaware's prosperous, 18th century ship building days are long gone, but from that wealth-producing era came the investment used to expand downtown and develop a new main street — North and South Walnut. Well-to-do families in Milford spared little expense when building on Walnut Street, whether in the Federal, Greek revival, or a Victorian architectural style.

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Palafox Street

Pensacola, Florida

Among the handful of streets in the U.S. to shape and be shaped by 250 years of British, Spanish, and American influence is Palafox Street, the gateway to Pensacola, Florida, and the city's main stage for holiday and seasonal celebrations that draw up to 50,000 people at a time.

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Kalakaua Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii

Kalakaua Avenue is one of the most economically prosperous, yet environmentally vulnerable, streets in America. Located alongside the world-famous Waikiki beach, the street commands sweeping views of Diamond Head; provides the address for a number of the country's most opulent retailers; showcases a unique architectural fusion of Hawaiian, Gothic, Asian, Spanish, and Moorish designs; and is part of the repository of Hawaii's immense cultural heritage.

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C Street

Virginia City, Nevada

The legacy of the miners and prospectors remains along C Street where wooden-plank walkways, gas street lamps, historic buildings with awnings, and swinging saloon doors harken back to the time of the discovery of the Comstock Lode. In 1859, the discovery transformed the area from an encampment of tents along the slope of Mount Davidson into the "richest place on earth."

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Bridge Street

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Located in the finest example of New Mexico's territorial-era commercial districts, Bridge Street blends its "Wild West" origins as a crossroads along the Santa Fe Trail with a heterogeneous mix of restored Greek Revival, Italianate, Georgian Revival, Queen Anne, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival architecture constructed after the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1879 and unleashed a building boom.

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Market Street

Corning, New York

Across the Chemung River and Corning Incorporated, western New York's third-most popular tourist destination, are five blocks of opulent, 19th century Victorian commercial architecture beautifully restored along Market Street. The buildings — some dating back 180 years — along with more than 100 store-front businesses, upper-floor living quarters, and a centrally located plaza exuding European charm, make this the heart and soul of downtown Corning.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

With a gentle curve, Broadway juxtaposes picturesque Victorian architecture with the high and steep mountains that form the Lehigh River Valley.  The borough of Jim Thorpe, originally named Mauch Chunk, was a company town founded and built by Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company owners Josiah White and Erskine Hazard after anthracite coal was discovered in nearby Summit Hill in 1791.

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Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monumental, grand, and expansive, Benjamin Franklin Parkway has changed the face of Philadelphia. Since it was conceived in 1871, the parkway has been an urban planning and architectural triumph, providing Philadelphia with one of the country's most iconic and acclaimed thoroughfares. Today, the parkway has evolved into an economic, educational, and cultural treasure, annually drawing more than 3 million visitors.

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The Strand (Avenue B)

Galveston, Texas

Called the "The Wall Street of the Southwest," The Strand was a highly popular location for major businesses throughout the 19th century, attracting banks, wholesalers, commercial merchants, cotton brokers, newspapers, and attorneys. The buildings, designed by Galveston's leading architects, are exquisite examples of Victorian architecture and represent one of the country's largest collections of cast iron historic commercial buildings.

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West Beverley Street

Staunton, Virginia

The quintessential mid-19th and early 20th century Victorian charm found in Staunton, Virginia, is at its most charming along West Beverley Street. The street, mostly unscathed by urban renewal and in-town highways that transformed many towns and cities after World War II, has one of the nation's largest collections of the most opulent examples of Victorian architecture.

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