I went back to capture some more images of the Krey Meat Packing Plant, which dominated the skyline of Hyde Park for generations. It is still being used for automobile part recycling, so it is not abandoned. Its smokestacks have… Continue Reading
Back in January of this year, I took pictures of the east side of the 20th Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood, and in February, I came back, this time photographing the west side of the street. There are some… Continue Reading
I once wrote that George I. Barnett designed the Grand Water Tower to look like it was the relic of a long-gone civilization, and with the way that the city has disappeared around it, his wish has ironically come true.… Continue Reading
I almost wonder if the Grand Water Tower (yes, I know it’s technically a standpipe) would look better as a red brick Corinthian column. It’s almost there.
College Hill is probably a neighborhood that many of my readers have never heard of, and possibly have never visited. It takes its name from the former Saint Louis University farm that once sat on the southern slope of the… Continue Reading
The undergrowth has been cleared from around the old Jewish Orthodox Old Home, and it looks like it has been secured to keep people out. It is still owned by a non-profit in Florida, though it owes considerable back property… Continue Reading
Supposedly they were going to tear down this church. It looks like it’s still standing to me. It has not been condemned, it has not had a demolition permit pulled for it, the congregation registered at the address is a… Continue Reading
Ferry Street heads southeast at a diagonal down towards the river, but has been cut off by Interstate 70. The remaining houses are a cross section of Hyde Park. There are some extremely old houses, such as the wood frame… Continue Reading
I came to the sad realization that the entire east side of 20th Street in Hyde Park (some consider this to be College Hill, but I don’t) is abandoned south of the Grand Water Tower. In February, I photographed the… Continue Reading
This bulldozer might not be so abandoned as I thought. If you look closely, the bucket on the front has clearly moved, and it is free of the underbrush that one buffeted it a year ago.