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
I love the mighty row of apartment buildings on Lindell in between Taylor and Euclid. They’re mostly from the early Twentieth Century, but there’s a couple of more recent ones that actually fit in pretty well. Continuing west towards… Continue Reading
It never ceases to amaze me that the fortunes of a neighborhood can be so finite across ward boundaries, as they are in the Central West End. Look at these houses; they would go for a fortune south of here,… Continue Reading
I’ve been surprised how long it’s been taking to tear down the old Jewish Hospital; I suppose they have to be more careful since it’s in such a high traffic area. But it’s left some stunning, gravity-defying ruins in the… Continue Reading