I know the house above was built sometime in the last two decades, but now it sits abandoned as well. What is the point of putting a band-aid on a gaping chest wound? It looks to have been gutted by… Continue Reading
Wood frame houses, such as this little guy which I suspect is very old, are scattered around the 2700 block of Semple Avenue. They clearly date from the 19th Century, back before “suburban” style development was built in the early… Continue Reading
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
I call these houses shotgun houses, and some of them are two story. They’re wood frame, so they’re quite old; this one has been abandoned.
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