Something strikes me about this building; it clearly has a certain pedigree about it, but it’s been stripped of its identity, unfortunately.
Just another very old house that sits empty. This stretch of Broadway (this house is technically just off on a side street has a lot of abandoned houses. When will help come?
South of Cherokee, on Illinois, the beautiful houses that feature so prominently in Benton Park to the north continue in the Marine Villa neighborhood. Some are rehabbed, some are abandoned, some have been continuously occupied since the 1880s, but together… Continue Reading
I messed up the settings on my camera, and got this vivid, very blue view of the Lemp Brewery. Never boring to look at it.
Well, I’ll be darned! Unlike what Concordia Publishing insisted, that building at the southeast corner of Jefferson and Miami wasn’t a complete loss! Thanks to the wisdom of Alderman Craig Schmidt, this building will be saved and allowed to continue… Continue Reading
Update: See the area when I went back in June of 2018. Few people have heard of Marine Villa, but its the neighborhood south of Cherokee Street and east of Broadway/Jefferson, more of less. It seems to have developed slowly,… Continue Reading
The current site of the Home Brewery isn’t very impressive; demolished for a parking lot and union hall, the land now sits empty. The caves, filled-in during the mid-Twentieth Century, surely still lie below the ground, filled with the rubble… Continue Reading
I suspect that these buildings once had much older facades that were later torn off and replaced in the 1930’s. What a unique solution to updating the buildings for their times, if not the most aesthetically pleasing.
Located off of Marine Avenue, just south of Broadway, the Marine Corps Hospital no doubt was built in that location to take advantage of the breezes off of the river, as it was thought to be healthy in the Nineteenth… Continue Reading
Home Brewery was just one of numerous breweries that were demolished in the mid Twentieth Century. It had a series of lagering cellars or caves, and interestingly, none of the breweries’ Sanborn Maps every showed these subterranean structures. Now a… Continue Reading