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
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 the most likely exception of the one on the far left–were surely… 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
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