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Clermont, Iowa

As I came over a high hill in the rugged northeastern corner of Iowa on U.S. Route 18, I looked down into the valley below and I could have sworn I was seeing a village in Vermont. As I entered… Continue Reading

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South Side of Winnebago Street, Gravois Park #1

This is the third of three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, where I’ve been looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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Labadie Avenue, West of Newstead, The Greater Ville

Your tax dollars at work! A recently abandoned Modernist school building has newer playground equipment in a trash-strewn blacktop playground. I do not know if children feel safe enough to come and use it now. Further down Labadie, most of… Continue Reading

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Walnut Park Revisited, Again

Walnut Park is one of those neighborhoods of the city where I am hesitant to post pictures where there is the chance of giving the wrong impression. The area struggles with crime, and has a tragically high murder rate. There… Continue Reading