I think Hyde Park is easily one of the most architecturally rich neighborhoods in the city. The wide variety of apartment buildings would have catered to an economically diverse population. Sadly, many of them are slipping away.
We were in the area, so we stopped to look at the memorial at Jefferson and Hebert. We also saw this interesting office building, as well as this collapsed building below on the other side of Parnell. The building is… Continue Reading
There was a funeral procession assembling on West Florissant Avenue, so we cut over through College Hill. This continues to be one of the most devastated neighborhoods in the city. It is deeply sad to see how this area has… Continue Reading
I found some old pictures my family took from the Arch back in 1986-7; in the upper left, you can see the Cupples Warehouses sitting vacant. The first Kiener Plaza, now demolished, was just starting construction. The ash trees are… Continue Reading
What a beautiful building, which I find interesting in that it is not bisymmetrical, with the center porch off center to the right. It is abandoned now. But it has so much potential.
This little house is interesting; I wonder if it is wood frame with stucco and that little porch. It’s in bad shape now. The house below is one of the first I ever photographed in Wells-Goodfellow. Yet another one of… 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
Belt Avenue further south goes through some nice neighborhoods of the North Side, such as at the intersection with Bartmer Avenue. This part of the neighborhood must have possessed so many residents, judging by all of the four-family apartment buildings.… Continue Reading
Continuing east from the old Horseshoe area, again we were confronted with a paradox: rows of intact, relatively well-preserve houses, but few people are left. But it gets better, as all of the sudden, the two-families seem to be occupied,… Continue Reading