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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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #33, The West Side of the Park, Revisited

The houses on the west side of the park vary in condition, from about ready to collapse to meticulously maintained. These are some of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, but they have been rehabbed and will still be around… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #18, 4000th Block of 11th Street

People still care up here. This storefront church has revitalized a great building, like something you’d see on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Google Street View reveals that this building was languishing before the renovation. And then there is… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #16, 1400 Block of Newhouse Avenue

The 1400 block of Newhouse Avenue is so beautiful, but sadly most of the buildings are abandoned. And just about all of them are still standing! This is just to the north of the improving North Park Place. This could… Continue Reading