Agnes Street is in good condition through this block. But there are some abandoned buildings, such as the one below. If you look closely, you can see the wreckers were sloppy and stopped demolishing the front wall a couple of… Continue Reading
Crossing over 19th Street, onto the 1800 Block, the housing styles continue; newer on the north side of the street, and older wood frame houses mixed in.
Angelrodt Street has mostly wood frame houses left, and many are not doing very well. But some houses are well maintained, and are still occupied.
More Twentieth Century bungalows continue along Agnes Street, south of Destrehan and close to the southern border of Hyde Park. Occupied houses sit next to abandoned houses. I feel like more are abandoned than ten years ago, when I first… Continue Reading
I suspect these buildings are some of the last additions to the old Hyde Park Brewery. The Modernist office building is interesting, but it obviously does not function as that anymore. The main brew house was right at Salisbury and… Continue Reading
Crossing over 20th Street, Destrehan Street gets even more interesting. Here, the Bungalow Belt gets even more pronounced, and while a few are abandoned, they are mostly occupied. But oh wow! The north side of the street is a long… Continue Reading
If I had to pick a theme for the architecture of Destrehan Street, it would be variety. Built up slowly over decades, and as newer houses replace older ones, it is what makes Hyde Park so interesting. And perhaps what… Continue Reading
Much of the activity of a household would take place on the back side of the house, and in fact, many upstairs apartments were only reached via an outdoor staircase reached through a “mouse hole” in the front facade. Likewise,… Continue Reading
Why is Hyde Park so special to me? It’s because of these little streets, upgraded from “alley status,” that still survive around the neighborhood. Yes, these houses are all abandoned, falling down in many cases, but they represent a beauty… Continue Reading
South Hyde Park, which I define as south of Salisbury Street, has a slightly but not totally different feel than the northern half. The south side has less mansions, more workers’ cottages and some amazing alley houses. This is a… Continue Reading