Sporting a gambrel roof, this house is still well-maintained and occupied, as I saw it in late 2015.
Things look rough down in the valley of the rolling hills in eastern Wells-Goodfellow. These wood frame houses have declined rapidly since the last time I was by.
The uniformity seen in northwest Wells-Goodfellow changes over to older shotgun wood frame houses and brick bungalows I would expect to see in Dutchtown. The businesses are closed, even though they look like they could have been operational in just… Continue Reading
Belt Avenue further south goes through some nice neighborhoods of the North Side, such as at the intersection with Bartmer Avenue. This part of the neighborhood must have possessed so many residents, judging by all of the four-family apartment buildings.… Continue Reading
Continuing east from the old Horseshoe area, again we were confronted with a paradox: rows of intact, relatively well-preserve houses, but few people are left. But it gets better, as all of the sudden, the two-families seem to be occupied,… Continue Reading
Perhaps what is most shocking about the streets across from the infamous, now obliterated Horseshoe is that most of the buildings are still standing, but they’re all abandoned, except for a couple. I know what happened here for once; the… Continue Reading
Built in 1929, as far as I can tell these apartment buildings never had other buildings in between them. The side yards are big, and allow for community. I think these are such beautiful buildings, and it pains me to… Continue Reading
Over east of Goodfellow, the housing stock has more variety, with a strange mix of Cape Cods and early Twentieth Century apartment buildings. There are few people left, but the plywood is new on many of the buildings; the abandonment… Continue Reading
What a beautiful building, I thought. It needs some work, though. Then as I walked by, the sunlight came through the staircase, and as I rounded its side, I realized its porch had collapsed, and the back part of the… Continue Reading
These houses show a Romanesque Revival mentality, even if they don’t all have rounded, Roman arch windows. And then the house below has some Beaux-Arts elements. The parapet wall has fallen over on this house, below.