The fence has gone up, and the houses are coming down. Hot neon pink will presumably not stop several late-night racers who will undoubtedly crash through at some point.
Have you ever wanted to own your own bombed-out, utterly destroyed nursing home? You can, if the price is right. Bidding ended December 8, but I’m sure if you called them they’d be willing to talk. The long-suffering Jewish Orthodox… Continue Reading
The houses around Castlewood State Park are starting to be abandoned, and are slowly being demolished. Meanwhile, large, Post-Modernist houses are popping up on nearby roads.
In the first year of this website, I visited the Scott Joplin House. I hadn’t been back on foot until last month; I drove through back in late July. Why is that? Scott Joplin is a fascinating character, and incredibly… Continue Reading
JeffVanderLou is easily one of the most devastated and forgotten neighborhoods in the city. Straddling Grand Boulevard, it is not in the news anymore, as there are few people left. This poor church, below, was ravaged by brick thieves years… Continue Reading
Not much has changed, since April of this year. The weeds have gotten taller.
See my earlier posts on the intersection of Jefferson and Hebert.
Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? Lamentations 5:20
On a quiet country road, an old abandoned church sits, surrounded by a cemetery. The cemetery is well maintained, and still visited, but the church is no longer needed, so it sits abandoned, and open to the elements.
This is definitely not an April Fools’ Day post. Heading west from the old synagogue, we were shocked at the severe state of desolation and abandonment along Vernon Avenue. It was really, really sad to see this. This is St.… Continue Reading