Deadlands Noir: Sweet L.A.
Oldtown is a particularly run-down area of Lost Angels. Typified by slums, flophouses, and derelict or condemned tenement buildings, it’s a testament to the hard times the city is trying to leave behind. The closer the borough extends toward the ruins of old Lost Angels, the worse the squalor becomes. Starvation and deprivation are rampant in Oldtown, and the borough has the city’s worst crime rates.
Closer to the Holy City, things improve slightly, and the old municipal buildings of the city’s early days after the Flood stand, now converted to cheap office spaces, a faded and crumbling monument to Oldtown’s better days. Surrounding this low-budget commercial center, a number of no-frills businesses have sprung up. There are diners, bars, and a handful of stores in the area, and a few apartments and motels manage to keep a reasonably clean image from those who live and work in this rough, once-proud area.