I am living in Remscheid, or better in Lennep, which is a part of Remscheid.
And of course I know the Allestraße, as everybody in Remscheid know it cause it is our main shopping street.
But today you can not see any old houses there. In 1943 the town has been destroyed from a bomb-rain. You can see pictures from 'the day after' on: http://waterboelles.de/archives/10209-In-der-Nacht-zum-31.-J...
The first picture shows the Alleestraße.
Maybe you can use the google translator. I think the text is quite interesting.
Some more pictures you can find here:http://www.deutsche-schutzgebiete.de/remscheid.htm
The todays Alleestraße is completely changed. Modern buildings with often empty or closed shops. Remscheid has the same problem than many other towns in germany, the peoples buy their things they need on the internet or in modern new shopping malls. And the centre of the town is deserted.
Hope I could give you some more informations. Don't hesistate to ask if you have more questions about my wonderfull home-town ;-)