The elderly woman who lived here has been on the news over the years, talking about how losing her house to eminent domain would be devastating to her life. She also spoke about the corn fields that Paul McKee let… Continue Reading
What reinvestment could do for a neighborhood such as Hyde Park, full of small bungalows like the one above, perfect for a first-time home buyers. Little old wood frame houses may be in bad shape, but they represent an important… Continue Reading
There are some truly beautiful houses up at the crest of the hill where the Bissell Water Tower stands. They’re in good condition, for the most part, including this old wood frame house below, probably built when this was the… Continue Reading
I find myself drawn back to these old wood frame shotgun houses in the Ville, dating back probably to as early as the 1870s, when this was a rural village named Elleardsville. The African-American middle class was shoved into these… Continue Reading
One the streets where Dan once walked, the houses are mostly abandoned now. I hope he’s alright, wherever he ended up. I had checked on him last year, and he was gone.
There are a wealth of beautiful houses lining the side streets north of Cass Avenue and the once-fashionable Midtown. Sadly, it does not seem like redevelopment will make it to this unique neighborhood in time. The stunning Second Empire rowhouses… Continue Reading
Old wooden houses survive around the city, such as this little cluster on Vandeventer Avenue, just south of St. Louis Avenue. They might appear in Compton and Dry, and they definitely were built before this block was annexed into the… Continue Reading
This Second Empire house, and its two-story half flounder neighbor, sit next to each other on a quiet street. They’re both abandoned now, but perhaps one day they will come back to life.
More brick has spalled out at collapse on the weakened chimney of the old house on Samuel Shepard. Looking back to my August pictures, I can now see that it was already weakened. It was never meant to be exposed… Continue Reading