Eleven years now I’ve been photographing JeffVanderLou, particularly east of Grand Boulevard, and perhaps what is most striking is how little has changed, and if anything has changed, it is always for the worse. It still baffles me how long… Continue Reading
Paul McKee’s crimes are hidden during the summer more, when the giant volunteer trees and underbrush grow lush and green, concealing houses that have collapsed years ago. You see, up this way, nothing ever gets cleaned up. Here is the… Continue Reading
This is a former Christian Scientist Church, one of many once built in the city. This one dates to 1923, and was designed by the firm of Wedemeyer and Nelson. The founder sought to differentiate her churches away from traditional… Continue Reading
Glasgow Avenue has beautiful buildings left on it, but they are now all abandoned. I imagine that the chemical company to the east will buy these properties up and demolition them in the future.
Kirkwood Cleaners is possibly no longer in business, but I cannot tell. It is on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer.
The famous blue house seems to be abandoned, unfortunately, much like the house below. The abandoned houses in the footprint of the Northside TIF are still wasting away, as well. These little houses could have been nice starter homes,… Continue Reading
The old Central High School building is beginning to show real signs of structural problems, as the front is beginning to spall off. It will be a true loss when this school is destroyed.
My favorite mystery house in JeffVanderLou is now a daycare, apparently.
I went back and visited the area around Sullivan Avenue, where I had visited almost two years ago. This part of JeffVanderLou is different than much of the rest of the neighborhood; it was where judges, doctors and other high… Continue Reading