Skid Row

A skid row or skid road, sometimes called felony flats, is a run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population. The term skid road originally referred literally to a path along which working men skidded logs. Its current sense appears to have originated in the Pacific Northwest. Examples are the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver; Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington; Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon; Skid Row in Los Angeles, and San Francisco's Tenderloin District.

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Skid Row - Popular References
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San Fernando Building - Conversion To Loft Space
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