"To-morrow he would go into the roaring downtown district and find work."--O. Henry, referring to New York
"Close to the low-rise structure are all the exciting attractions of downtown San Antonio, including the Alamo, River Walk, Rivercenter Mall, and Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center."--Guidebook, referring to a city of 1.4 million
"The downtown district is actually a few blocks east of White Sands boulevard, off 10th street."--Guidebook, referring to Alamagordo, New Mexico--a city of only 30,000
"The economic heart, the so-called downtown where I worked, was actually crowded against the western edge of the metropolis, along the Santa Cruz riverbed..."--Tucson, Arizona
"Indianapolis's initial recreation and culture program involved a set of new facilities in a lengthy (east-west) linear arts district in an area four miles north of the decaying downtown area."