Leafy trees dominate the segment of Russell Boulevard that goes through McKinley Heights, a small neighborhood south of Lafayette Square.
Expensive, lavish four-family flats point to the area’s relative wealth at the turn of the Twentieth Century, when many of these buildings were built.
I’ve always been interested in why so much of the housing stock is relatively so young, despite being so far inside of the city, east of Jefferson.
In fact, there was large amounts of open land in the first decades of the Twentieth Century. What was on this land before the current houses, I wonder?