The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 44: Virginia Avenue Between Taft and Osceola

This section of Virginia Avenue is one of the first I looked at, way back in February of 2011, when I was seeking out the Stork Inn, which I revisited again in May of 2014. I was saddened to see… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 43: Virginia Avenue Between Mount Pleasant and Taft Streets

Passing by Mount Pleasant Street, we see four two-family apartment buildings, obviously built at the same time by the same developer, but yet each one is slightly different in the fenestration and brickwork, so that a casual observer would see… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 42: Virginia Avenue Between Itaska and Mount Pleasant Streets

Moving past Itaska, we see one of the few buildings that is blatantly abandoned, with missing windows on the second floor. But then we see these tan brick-fronted bungalows, with wonderful white and tan alternating rounded arch doorways and pressed… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 41: Virginia Avenue Between Delor and Itaska Streets

Passing by Delor, we see this Second Empire house on the west side of the street. Much of this section of Virginia was built in the Twentieth Century after this house, as the Whipple Fire Insurance map shows. After these… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 40: Virginia Avenue Between Walsh and Delor Streets

I’ve looked at this stretch of Virginia Avenue between Walsh and Delor many times before; the Virginia Theater sits on a triangle of land where Vermont Avenue comes up from the left, and there’s a row of little 1950s in-fills… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 39: Virginia Avenue Between Eichelberger and Walsh Streets

Continuing north from Eichelberger, we see houses set back from the street, but then there are numerous businesses built right up to the sidewalk line, their front façades angled to match the orientation of Virginia Avenue. They show their continuous… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 38: Virginia Avenue Between Fassen and Eichelberger Streets

Crossing over Fassen heading towards Eichelberger, there are more commercial buildings, including one that has suffered a collapse of its cornice. It is by no means beyond repair, and I have seen buildings in far worse shape be fixed. The… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 37: Virginia Avenue Between Bates and Fassen Streets

We’re picking up the “The Beauty of Dutchtown” series which was left off at Number 36. I went crazy and decided to photograph the entire length of Virginia Avenue in Dutchtown, from Bates Avenue in the south to Chippewa Street in… Continue Reading


The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 36: California Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Skipping over the block of California Avenue between Osage and Keokuk since I felt it was already well-documented, we get to the block just to the south of Chippewa. There are a lot of relatively small houses, with the typical… Continue Reading