Hyde Park in the Morning Light #37, Destrehan East of 20th Street

If I had to pick a theme for the architecture of Destrehan Street, it would be variety. Built up slowly over decades, and as newer houses replace older ones, it is what makes Hyde Park so interesting. And perhaps what… Continue Reading


Hyde Park in the Morning Light #35, Garden Street

Why is Hyde Park so special to me? It’s because of these little streets, upgraded from “alley status,” that still survive around the neighborhood. Yes, these houses are all abandoned, falling down in many cases, but they represent a beauty… Continue Reading


Hyde Park in the Morning Light #34, 20th Street South of Salisbury

South Hyde Park, which I define as south of Salisbury Street, has a slightly but not totally different feel than the northern half. The south side has less mansions, more workers’ cottages and some amazing alley houses. This is a… Continue Reading


Hyde Park in the Morning Light #26, East of Most Holy Trinity

There are so many great buildings that line the streets east of Most Holy Trinity. There are signs of hope, but many abandoned houses. Some readers might be surprised, but most likely the building below never had a brick back… Continue Reading


Hyde Park in the Morning Light #23, Salisbury Street

As styles changed along Salisbury Street, the commercial corridor of Hyde Park, renovations occurred, such as the addition of this shop window on a giant Second Empire corner building. This building may be very old, but was renovated sometime in… Continue Reading


Hyde Park in the Morning Light #19, 1400 Block of Angelica

Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading