There used to be beautiful houses on the south side of Lafayette Avenue. Now it is all gone, replaced by speeding cars.
Further east, tree-lined streets reveal what could be through this area, if the interstate had not damaged the street grid so badly.
The north side of Lafayette Avenue possesses beautiful houses, looking straight out at I-44, which slashed its way through in the 1970s.
From what I understand, many streets originally had numbers for names, indicating their distance from Main Street. But most were renamed. The houses along here are interesting, and there are a fair number of commercial properties converted to apartment. I… Continue Reading
Moving east up the hill towards Grand Boulevard, the beautiful houses continue to spread out before the visitor. These houses are well-maintained, and are in good shape.
The blocks northwest of the intersection of Grand and Lafayette are known as the Tiffany neighborhood. It is isolated, quiet–and surprisingly resilient. I could not find an abandoned house anywhere in this area. Here is the western end of the… Continue Reading
My wide angle lens is much better suited for capturing the long lines of the old Jefferson Bank and Trust building at Jefferson and Washington.
I caught this image of Union Station through a break in the old warehouses and office buildings of downtown.
I remember when the boy mentioned in this inscription was killed. However, the sculpture is supposed to represent “Every Child,” and not a single victim. There are other bronze statues located around South Grand by the hospitals, as well. Senior… Continue Reading