Downtown Waterloo

Waterlooo, Iowa is a textbook example of how cities have purposely sabotaged themselves through an unquestioning belief in the suburbanization of America. The city once had a thriving downtown, anchored by Black’s Department Store, but in a fit of stupidity,… Continue Reading


Carson Pirie Scott: A Solution for the Railway Exchange Building

What will we do with the giant empty hulk of the Railway Exchange Building?  It seems that the age of the august department store in downtown is over, because, despite angry nostalgia when they close, nobody shops at them.  My… Continue Reading