This abandoned barbershop just off of Page Boulevard has an interesting mural on the side of it, which is still holding up even though it looks like the storefront has been abandoned for a while now.
Every time I visit the West End neighborhood, I think of the stupidity of the federal government, who drew a red line just to the south of this beautiful community, thereby damning it to eventual oblivion. Despite the government’s best… Continue Reading
Fountain Park is such a beautiful little neighborhood, directly north of the Central West End, but possessing the exact same housing stock of its more wealthy neighborhood to the south. There are well preserved buildings, and then there are complete… Continue Reading
I’ve said it countless times before, but I’m worried about the incredibly historic houses that are slowly being swallowed by the industrial buildings in the southeastern end of Carondelet, down by the river. Some are so old they are stone,… Continue Reading
If there’s anything positive to say since I stopped by Vulcan Street since last July, is that the out of control plant life is not as bad this year. But observant readers might notice I’ve added the “ruins” tag to… Continue Reading
I find the Marine Villa neighborhood to be an interesting mix of architecture, largely because of its rural setting for much of its early history around the hospital for former mariners. It has some nice half flounders, such as the… Continue Reading
Yes, there is a house in there, hidden by the giant volunteer trees. It’s owned by Paul McKee’s Northside TIF, and he was supposed to have divested himself of his Old North properties years ago (but never did). There’s also… Continue Reading
I have been following these houses now for several years, and while there has been renewed interest in preserving them, I noticed that fences have gone up around two of these incredibly rare survivors of the 1870s Midtown residential district… Continue Reading