These four-family apartment buildings sit right on N. Florissant Avenue, just south of Salisbury Street in Hyde Park. They are right on a major thoroughfare, but despite or because of it, they sit abandoned and trashed.
I was excited to see that ND Consulting is continuing to build new affordable housing in addition to rehabbing houses in Hyde Park. They have been responsible for helping renovate many historic structures, and not just new construction. I believe… Continue Reading
Longtime readers might recognize these Second Empire houses on the west side of N. Florissant Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood; I’ve photographed them before. As the summer of 2018 has continued, the undergrowth has engulfed the two abandoned ones,… Continue Reading
This fire station is interesting in that it occupies a small portion of the corner of Hyde Park.
I’ve long said that this website is about breaking down prejudices and showing people that there are many great things about all parts of this city, but man, sometimes there is just nothing good to say about some isolated forgotten… Continue Reading
Update: These buildings were all completely demolished by the end of 2018. I often pass by this complicated intersection in Hyde Park, and the light was bright on Saturday in the morning. I think about this row of buildings, which–with… Continue Reading
Why do I keep coming back to the old abandoned nursing home at Blair and Grand? Its sudden, rapid vandalism is still so shocking to me, and others. Its out of town owners don’t seem to care. I do know… Continue Reading
I see so much abandonment and lack of investment in the city, it’s so nice to see an owner who has done such a nice job restoring and maintaining this four-family apartment building in Hyde Park.
This cool old church was once a Lutheran church, as far as I could figure out, but I was not able come up with its original name. It’s typical of early Twentieth Century Gothic Revival–showing more influence of the English… Continue Reading
I’m finishing off my fifty days of Hyde Park with a row of sad, forlorn and largely abandoned houses, some of which are in the process of collapsing. But there is still hope, as these house are all still well… Continue Reading