Update 50 - The Big 5-0: Then and Now
It has been one year and eight months since the start of the District of Wenzel city journal. What follows is a mix of old pictures and new pictures of the areas. Also, I have multiple views of the region from various points throughout development.
Martin County Statistics
Townships: Charlotte, Sussex, Portland, Jefferson, Brittany, Martin, Hawthorne, Apostles
Cities and Villages:
Martin - 655,000
South Martin - 65,000
Hohler - 15,000
Jefferson - 7,500
Hawthorne - 5,000
St. Paul - 5,500
Jade - 5,000
Sussex - 4,000
Bayview - 2,000
St. Andrew - 1,000
Anchor - 1,000
North St. Paul - 800
Fort Orangeport - 400
Axelrod - 300
National Highways: 20, 45
District Highways: 10, 15, 29, 31, 34, 42, 50, 67, 100, 111, 140, 230, 266, 315
County Highways: H, O, X, BB
Airports: Martin Municipal Airport (2 Runways)
Metro Lines: 8
Waterways: Brittany River, Penelope River, Christina River, Cedarwood Creek, Uttica Creek, Braddock Creek, Orchard Creek, Honey Creek, Portland Creek, Rosmarin River, Mine Run, Basil Inlet, Whitefish Bay, Newberg's Creek, Bitter Creek, Kewaunee Creek
Colleges and Universities: 5 (Parquart University, University of Wenzel - Martin, Martin Luther College, St. Mary's College, Southall College)
Stadiums and Arenas: Municipal Stadium (Baseball), Staples Center, Hollins Arena, Red Raiders Stadium, Nelson Everest Field, Andrew Marshall Track and Field
Size: 288 Square Miles
Land: 240 Square Miles (Estimate)
The region before men came.
Men came and carved out many acres of farmland and founded the port cities of Martin, Hawthorne, and St. Paul on the Brittany, Penelope, and Christina Rivers respectively.
Martin at the mouth of the Brittany River (which travels inland the farthest) has spread to its current form and is the seat of Martin county government, District of Wenzel government, and Wenzel National government. Hawthorne and St. Paul are poised for growth as suburbs.
Very early Martin.
Martin continued to spread west along the peninsula to the north of the Brittany River.
"Old Town" today is home to the headquarters of a number of global companies, and also the county and district governments.
Martin has spread all around the confluence of the Brittany River, Bitter Creek, Orchard Creek, and Honey Creek. Only the East Flats remain undeveloped for now.
The first river road, now District Highway 50, leads through many lush farms along the Brittany River.
More farms south of the river along what will be District Highway 10.
The pristine river and farmland with Martin Road Bridge crossing the Brittany River.
Near the mouth of Portland Creek, District Highways 50 and 230 intersect.
The Brittany River Road, now Brittany River Boulevard (D50) is surrounded by high-rises and workshops.
A larger bridge spans the Brittany River parallel to a rail bridge. Now District Highway 15 runs along this stretch known as Grand Avenue north of the river and South Eighth Street south of it.
Capital Square and Park, the seat of Wenzel national government.
The intersection of District Highways 50 and 230 is considerably more developed and expanded. Municipal Stadium is nearby.
Southall Park and Southall College now.
The near north side. The intersection of future North Prospect Avenue and East Orchard Avenue.
Farms between Orchard and Honey Creeks.
Development of Cramer Neighborhood.
Carving out Lincoln Terraces.
Cramer Neighborhood today.
Lincoln Terraces around the intersection of North Prospect Avenue and East Orchard Avenue.
The Near North Side today.
District Highway 29 intersecting with future Oklahoma Avenue.
Undeveloped intersection of District Highways 34 and 15.
This intersection of South Wisconsin Avenue (D29) and East Oklahoma Avenue is one of the busiest in the county now.
Now the simple intersection of D35 and D15 is now a complicated intersection of three major thoroughfares. National Highway 45 also piggybacks on Hawthorne Avenue (D34).
Further development around Sixteenth Street.
The extent of development west at District Highway 15. The apple orchard is the future site of Applewood Neighborhood.
Development encroaching on the orchard.
The region through the years
Check out the District of Wenzel Street Map to get an idea where we are. Tell me what you think of the new map style (scroll down to the farthest south area of google map style). I am currently overhauling and adding many new maps, keep checking it out!
Thanks for 50 great updates! I hope we have an even more successful next 50!