More beautiful homes line McRee Avenue; I am fascinated how this little pocket of completely occupied houses survives surrounded by major streets and an interstate.
The street is blocked off, but the renovations of apartments along McRee are welcomed. Large houses, like one would expect to see in Shaw to the south, are also prevalent.
I’ve seen this beautiful apartment building sitting just to the west of the onramp for westbound I-44. It is still in good shape on the outside, and I wonder what the interior looks like.
Further east, tree-lined streets reveal what could be through this area, if the interstate had not damaged the street grid so badly.
The north side of Lafayette Avenue possesses beautiful houses, looking straight out at I-44, which slashed its way through in the 1970s.
From what I understand, many streets originally had numbers for names, indicating their distance from Main Street. But most were renamed. The houses along here are interesting, and there are a fair number of commercial properties converted to apartment. I… Continue Reading
Moving east up the hill towards Grand Boulevard, the beautiful houses continue to spread out before the visitor. These houses are well-maintained, and are in good shape.
The blocks northwest of the intersection of Grand and Lafayette are known as the Tiffany neighborhood. It is isolated, quiet–and surprisingly resilient. I could not find an abandoned house anywhere in this area. Here is the western end of the… Continue Reading
I went back and visited the area around Sullivan Avenue, where I had visited almost two years ago. This part of JeffVanderLou is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood; it was where judges, doctors and other high… Continue Reading
Oops, I still had some Dutchtown photos left from Compton Avenue! There is such a diversity of housing styles in this beautiful neighborhood. Senior citizens interested in attending a two-part lecture June 22 and 29, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 on the… Continue Reading