I’m finishing off my fifty days of Hyde Park with a row of sad, forlorn and largely abandoned houses, some of which are in the process of collapsing. But there is still hope, as these house are all still well… Continue Reading
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
Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading
The 1400 block of Newhouse Avenue is so beautiful, but sadly most of the buildings are abandoned. And just about all of them are still standing! This is just to the north of the improving North Park Place. This could… Continue Reading
There is a wide variety of architecture, often right next to each other on diverse blocks, such as these in Fox Park.
There are many old wood frame houses in this area, and they are clinging on, but there is a lot of abandonment.
The greater Dutchtown area is so beautiful, with its wide variety of housing styles and terrain. I have so much hope for this neighborhood in the long term.
I’ve been up this way before, several years ago, and I’ve always been fascinated with this downright rugged part of the city, just south of I-70 and west of West Florissant Avenue. I suspect the house above was maybe part… Continue Reading
The neighborhood around St. Engelbert’s is mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but some older houses are scattered throughout. These businesses above probably served parishioners coming out of Mass, or school children at the nearby school. But then there are… Continue Reading