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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #47, 3900 Block of 19th Street

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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #43, 1500 Block of Agnes Street

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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #38, Destrehan West of 20th Street

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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #37, Destrehan East of 20th Street

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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #35, Garden Street

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