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JeffVanderLou, Mid November, 2018

I wanted to check up on JeffVanderLou, an area that straddles Grand Boulevard, and that is heavily affected by disinvestment, abandonment and demolition. There are still so many wonderful buildings left, though, such as this Romanesque–Gothic Revival hybrid church above.… Continue Reading

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Oelwein, Iowa

Oelwein still bustles because of a heavy railroad presence, and its location at the intersection of two highways. Its downtown is perhaps a bit smaller than others, as there are extensive suburban-style businesses located over on Highway 150. Still, there… Continue Reading

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More Factories and Warehouses, Up North

I’m intrigued by the early Twentieth factories up north in the so-called “Mark Twain/I-70 Industrial” neighborhood, as the City of St. Louis officially calls this area. All of the cool factories down along the riverfront, and the historic breweries, get… 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