I photographed the interior of the Wainwright Tomb all the way back in November of 2008. It still is just as beautiful today as it was back then.
I had seen the wonderful lily flower stained glass window in the Lemp Mausoleum, but I realized during my last visit that there are two side windows in the back, which are quite beautiful themselves.
Many houses sit on streets that are blocked off, and abandoned houses’ grass and trees grow out of control. It is a strangely isolated area, with all of the closed streets.
There are many old wood frame houses in this area, and they are clinging on, but there is a lot of abandonment.
Messing around on Google Maps, I realized that the strip of land to the north of Fairgrounds Park, and Lee Avenue (extra wide for streetcars) is a fascinating area of small back streets. Too wide for one whole block, and… Continue Reading
There are so many wonderful houses that are still possible rehab opportunities. As long the side walls are stable (and sometimes when they’re not) a building can still be saved.
This beautiful Italianate house is right next to a steep incline on Blair Avenue. It is often fully engulfed in foliage, as can be seen here. See the house from the street in the last photo of this post.
Being careful to not get too close, both due to the “No Trespassing” sign and the obvious imminent collapse of these walls sometime soon, I snapped some pictures of this ruin, which has been burned out and collapsing for a… Continue Reading
I love these little two story Second Empire houses, such as the ones here on N. Florissant Avenue. This wood frame one is incredibly rare. There is one over on Mallinckrodt Street, also in Hyde Park.