This house looks like something out of Germany in the Sixteenth Century. It seems like it is just a really nice duplex, with two front doors. Its decorative ogee and scrollwork with finials shows its influence.
Halls Ferry Road is a major commercial artery in North County, but it has a residential feel along its path through Baden. It has many of the same problems as back on the side streets. The Baden Library is in… Continue Reading
Back up on Church Road, we walked up towards Halls Ferry Road. The houses are a diverse mix of houses, including wood frame houses and sturdy red brick apartment buildings.
It’s depressing that the houses right across the street from Holy Cross are abandoned. Even the church can’t breathe life into the block?
Bittner Avenue just south of Holy Cross Church is beautiful, but it’s so sad to see all of the abandonment. This house, on the corner of Bittner and Church Road, is trashed, and you can look right in.
There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
Blase Avenue east of North Broadway has an interesting mix of multi-family buildings and unique houses. The two houses below basically have the same massing and footprint, but they are all unique in ornamentation.
Church Road south of Bittner Street is where we start to really see the good, bad and the ugly. It’s a fascinating mix of wood frame houses, in styles that are usually in brick in most of the city. But… Continue Reading
Moving away from the sound of traffic on Broadway, Bittner Street offers some nice, well-kept houses, with most of the buildings occupied. Unlike across Broadway, where the houses are wood frame, these are all solid brick buildings.
Well, technically it’s a month or two early since these photos are from mid-December 2017, but I wanted to see what has been happening to the places I photographed last year. Short answer: nothing positive. For example, the building above,… Continue Reading