The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. These little houses could have been nice starter homes,… Continue Reading
This alley house, whose front house was never built or demolished at the corner of Keokuk and Virginia, is far older than 1895, which is when the City says it was built. You can tell because the brick doesn’t match.… Continue Reading
I’ve always loved this house from 1893, sitting back from the street in Hyde Park. I actually suspect it may be older than that year, but look at the Widow’s Walk, the railed porch on the roof, seen throughout the… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by these tract homes along Bates just east of Grand. I don’t think they were built in the 19th Century, when the Second Empire style was most popular. They were in fact built in 1905.
I’ve been watching these proud houses slowly collapse, on what should be a desirable street, right across from a beautiful park. There are some well-maintained buildings, such as this house and office building. And these massive buildings are in great… Continue Reading
The houses across the street from the Krey Packing Plant are largely abandoned now, unfortunately. Though, some buildings are still occupied, such as the one in the middle, next door to this storefront church. One wonders about the future of… Continue Reading
Sitting next to an abandoned in-fill house, there will apparently be a garden here one day.
I return to this forlorn row of beautiful Second Empire tenements south of the old Friedens Evangelisch Lutheran Church. Nothing is happening to these houses, other than that they are deteriorating more. They are all abandoned, as far as I… Continue Reading
I visited Randall Place a couple of years ago while in the northern Hyde Park area, and I went back recently. Some houses, like the stately house above, are in great condition, but the house below has been engulfed by… Continue Reading
The Fairgrounds neighborhood is isolated by closed streets and Fairgrounds Park on the south, but it is an interesting, eclectic neighborhood, architecturally. It shows evidence of having been built up over a very long time, and some houses can already… Continue Reading