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
I’ve long been fascinated by the near perfect block of 19th Street in Hyde Park. There are only a couple of demolitions and vacant lots. But unfortunately, there are far too many abandoned buildings. This house is crooked, and I… Continue Reading
I’ve visited this church many times over the year, sitting on the southwest corner of 19th and Newhouse Streets. Perhaps what is unique is how well it still fits in with its urban surroundings. So many congregations seem hellbent on… Continue Reading
Gus’s Market is still in business, right at the corner of Blair and Destrehan. Sadly, there are still some abandoned buildings on the block. But many were renovated by RISE, and they are now safe. I remember when this house… Continue Reading
Blair Avenue is one of the main north-south routes through Hyde Park, and there are some interesting houses along it, such as the one below. It is a flounder of some sort, with what appears to be the original wood… Continue Reading
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.