The uniformity seen in northwest Wells-Goodfellow changes over to older shotgun wood frame houses and brick bungalows I would expect to see in Dutchtown. The businesses are closed, even though they look like they could have been operational in just… Continue Reading
Belt Avenue further south goes through some nice neighborhoods of the North Side, such as at the intersection with Bartmer Avenue. This part of the neighborhood must have possessed so many residents, judging by all of the four-family apartment buildings.… Continue Reading
Continuing east from the old Horseshoe area, again we were confronted with a paradox: rows of intact, relatively well-preserve houses, but few people are left. But it gets better, as all of the sudden, the two-families seem to be occupied,… Continue Reading
For some reason, the teddy bears always end up on their faces when I come across them. The Horseshoe once saw untold violence back in the 1990s, when it was ripped to pieces by the crack wars.
I call these houses shotgun houses, and some of them are two story. They’re wood frame, so they’re quite old; this one has been abandoned.
Perhaps what is most shocking about the streets across from the infamous, now obliterated Horseshoe is that most of the buildings are still standing, but they’re all abandoned, except for a couple. I know what happened here for once; the… Continue Reading
Built in 1929, as far as I can tell these apartment buildings never had other buildings in between them. The side yards are big, and allow for community. I think these are such beautiful buildings, and it pains me to… Continue Reading
Over east of Goodfellow, the housing stock has more variety, with a strange mix of Cape Cods and early Twentieth Century apartment buildings. There are few people left, but the plywood is new on many of the buildings; the abandonment… Continue Reading
Apparently the Leschen Wire Rope Company was doing well enough to expand into some somewhat cool looking Modernist buildings to the north of the original factory. I think about all of the people that must have walked to work or… Continue Reading
A giant factory came into view, across a vacant lot which seems to have been part of the company grounds. The stunning Leschen Wire Rope Company, which later moved to St. Joseph and now seems to be largely defunct, once… Continue Reading