The Optimist International Building

Update: On August 23, 2021, the Optimist building’s demolition received another denial from the Preservation Board. No word on what the Optimists will do with their building in the future. As of this writing, the Optimist International building on Lindell… Continue Reading


Outtakes, Spring 2021

They’re cleaning up the ruins of the John Loler House relatively quickly, though I was a little worried to see workers standing on the wood floors now loaded up with the debris of bricks and limestone as they stacked pallets.… Continue Reading


West Pine Boulevard Between Taylor and Newstead Avenues, North Side

Moving past the Hawthorne and Taylor Avenue, I realized that West Pine Boulevard has an amazing collection of preserved Romanesque Revival houses from the late Nineteenth Century. While there’s all sorts of development going on further west, and the stereotype… Continue Reading