Gate District, Revisited

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I’m still suspicious of the Gate District, a redevelopment in the 1980s where most of the existing housing stock was leveled and replaced with wood frame houses typical of that decade. There is still a lot of the historic fabric… Continue Reading


Rusticated Stone

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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


North Market Street and Its Environs, Revisited


I hadn’t driven down North Market Street in a while, and started at Jefferson and worked west towards Spring Street. The houses above, right at Jefferson, sit vacant, though the house on the right has an interesting story. These later… Continue Reading