The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. These little houses could have been nice starter homes,… Continue Reading
This alley house, whose front house was never built or demolished at the corner of Keokuk and Virginia, is far older than 1895, which is when the City says it was built. You can tell because the brick doesn’t match.… Continue Reading
The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.
My favorite mystery house in JeffVanderLou is now a daycare, apparently.
If you’ve been missing your bulldozer, it may be on Grove Street in Hyde Park.
I’ve always loved this house from 1893, sitting back from the street in Hyde Park. I actually suspect it may be older than that year, but look at the Widow’s Walk, the railed porch on the roof, seen throughout the… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by these tract homes along Bates just east of Grand. I don’t think they were built in the 19th Century, when the Second Empire style was most popular. They were in fact built in 1905.
I’ve been watching these proud houses slowly collapse, on what should be a desirable street, right across from a beautiful park. There are some well-maintained buildings, such as this house and office building. And these massive buildings are in great… Continue Reading
The houses across the street from the Krey Packing Plant are largely abandoned now, unfortunately. Though, some buildings are still occupied, such as the one in the middle, next door to this storefront church. One wonders about the future of… Continue Reading
I normally look at the Krey plant from the west, along N. Florissant, or even further west. The back lot is where scrap metal is dropped off to be recycled. You can see the twin truncated smokestacks in the background.… Continue Reading