Opened in 1931 according to plans by George W. Sanger, the Cole School is one of the few schools built after the golden days of Ittner and Milligan. It’s occupied and in good shape.
The eastern end of the Central West End, on streets such as Enright, are lined with just as beautiful houses as the western half. The lack of development is surprising considering its location in the central corridor of the city.… Continue Reading
Delmar is a traffic sewer, whose current design only encourages speeding and further separation of the city into north and south. Pedestrians have always made great cities great.
Unfortunately, this stunning Italianate house, sitting just to the northwest of Grand Center, has now lost its roof. It is not far from the Central West End, so I do not understand why this house would not be a desirable… Continue Reading
Much of the Central West End east of Sarah differs greatly from the more famous streets surrounding Euclid Avenue. It’s not nearly as well-preserved but there are still plenty of gems such as the mansion above and the row houses… Continue Reading
This building is the headquarters of Prince Hall, which is an African-American branch of Freemasons, named after its founder. I’ve always been a little disappointed with this stretch–there are so many beautiful abandoned or underutilized buildings.
This is the northeastern corner of the Central West End, far from Euclid. It was built up in the years after the Civil War, and as it slipped into less prosperous times, it began to increase in density, and former… Continue Reading
Lindell was originally lined with mansion, and most of them were swept away in redevelopment, some of which is itself historic now. But it must have been truly incredible to ride in a carriage down the avenue, seeing all of… Continue Reading