They’re building some houses here designed by a bunch of starchitects, but for the time being, it is a giant muddy mess with a lake down at one end. I still think the house they demolished years ago should have… Continue Reading
There is much to report on this spring, starting with a collapse of an out building on Utah Street in Benton Park. It can still be salvaged, though. Below, as I suspected would happen, another of the houses sitting on… Continue Reading
I love finding these old houses in Midtown built right after the Civil War, such as the one above, right in the Gothic Revival shadow of St. Alphonsus Ligori, still an active parish church. It also seems like the Stockton… Continue Reading
The Washington and Compton Presbyterian Church was an outgrowth of 2nd Presbyterian, first known as Walnut Street Presbyterian in 1864. This church was built in the late 1870s, and served was occupied until 1926, when it was renamed and moved… Continue Reading
Bell Avenue, not West Belle Place, is really just a wide alley in between the old Vandeventer Place and Windsor Place. This carriage house is the only remnant of what had been a cluster of mansions and expensive homes in… Continue Reading
The former Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, built and dedicated between 141-161 AD provides an excellent example of how Western Civilization has responded to its ancient past. After falling into disrepair, it was converted into the church of San Lorenzo… Continue Reading
Update: The public housing tower is now completely demolished.