I wanted to check up on JeffVanderLou, an area that straddles Grand Boulevard, and that is heavily affected by disinvestment, abandonment and demolition. There are still so many wonderful buildings left, though, such as this Romanesque–Gothic Revival hybrid church above.… Continue Reading
Built in the last years of the Civil War, the Dousman Hotel was built right along the Mississippi River. It is now an event space. Much of the historic portion of Prairie du Chien was demolished after a flood in… Continue Reading
I took this picture somewhere in Iowa, I suspect, in September of 2011 along with the other photos I found in the vault from that time period. Git N Go has contracted its business to Tennessee.
More of my photos dug up from September 2011 reveal the beautiful Old Main Hall at Augustana University, built in 1883 in what I would describe in an Italianate/proto-Beaux-Arts style. It is most certainly not Beaux Arts in the purest… Continue Reading
Back in September 2011, when I photographed my family’s farm northwest of Maynard, Iowa, the corn was just about ready to start turning a golden brown, ready for harvest. There is a pale yellow Sears four-square house still on the… Continue Reading
I found some more photos from the vault of my September 2011 trip to northeastern Iowa, and this time it was the town of Dyersville, with a well-preserved main street of Italianate storefronts, many with their original second story turrets… Continue Reading
Continuing with my excursus of the fascinating and beautiful towns of northeastern Iowa, I dug deep into the St. Louis Patina vaults and found some photos I took of several other towns far from any interstates in September of 2011.… Continue Reading
On my way from the Effigy Mounds to Dubuque, I missed a turn and ended up heading into Lancaster, Wisconsin. I passed by a sign announcing that it was the “City of the Dome,” and as I rounded a bend… Continue Reading
This is officially the skinniest photo I have ever posted on this website. There is something magnificent about the details of this cornice: the broken pediment, the compound brackets, the arched central bay. It would look better without the white… Continue Reading
It was an overcast day, but the din of combines harvesting corn was in the air. It was a beautiful sight to behold out in the countryside.