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The Greater Ville, Revisited, Summer 2019

I went back to the Greater Ville in July to see how the neighborhood was faring since I had walked its streets back in the winter of this year. I knew that violence had flared up, and that the area… Continue Reading

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Northeast of Downtown, Belleville

Northeast of downtown Belleville, the housing stock clearly dates to the early Twentieth Century with a mix of different revival styles on larger lots. But it is deeply concerning to me that right in the middle of extremely well-maintained and… Continue Reading

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Granite City, Revisited

I looked around the residential areas north of Niedringhaus Avenue in Granite City back in early April. The town’s heart is still the steel mill, which lies on the southeastern part of town, but the houses on this side of… Continue Reading