I’ve long been fascinated by the near perfect block of 19th Street in Hyde Park. There are only a couple of demolitions and vacant lots. But unfortunately, there are far too many abandoned buildings. This house is crooked, and I… Continue Reading
Gus’s Market is still in business, right at the corner of Blair and Destrehan. Sadly, there are still some abandoned buildings on the block. But many were renovated by RISE, and they are now safe. I remember when this house… Continue Reading
Blair Avenue is one of the main north-south routes through Hyde Park, and there are some interesting houses along it, such as the one below. It is a flounder of some sort, with what appears to be the original wood… Continue Reading
Agnes Street is in good condition through this block. But there are some abandoned buildings, such as the one below. If you look closely, you can see the wreckers were sloppy and stopped demolishing the front wall a couple of… Continue Reading
Crossing over 19th Street, onto the 1800 Block, the housing styles continue; newer on the north side of the street, and older wood frame houses mixed in.
Angelrodt Street has mostly wood frame houses left, and many are not doing very well. But some houses are well maintained, and are still occupied.
More Twentieth Century bungalows continue along Agnes Street, south of Destrehan and close to the southern border of Hyde Park. Occupied houses sit next to abandoned houses. I feel like more are abandoned than ten years ago, when I first… Continue Reading
Crossing over 20th Street, Destrehan Street gets even more interesting. Here, the Bungalow Belt gets even more pronounced, and while a few are abandoned, they are mostly occupied. But oh wow! The north side of the street is a long… Continue Reading
If I had to pick a theme for the architecture of Destrehan Street, it would be variety. Built up slowly over decades, and as newer houses replace older ones, it is what makes Hyde Park so interesting. And perhaps what… Continue Reading
Why is Hyde Park so special to me? It’s because of these little streets, upgraded from “alley status,” that still survive around the neighborhood. Yes, these houses are all abandoned, falling down in many cases, but they represent a beauty… Continue Reading