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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #39, Remnants of the Hyde Park Brewery

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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #35, Garden Street

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

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #23, Salisbury Street

As styles changed along Salisbury Street, the commercial corridor of Hyde Park, renovations occurred, such as the addition of this shop window on a giant Second Empire corner building. This building may be very old, but was renovated sometime in… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #19, 1400 Block of Angelica

Angelica Street east of 11th Street is gone, replaced by this foreboding overpass, which effectively kills the neighborhood from expanding any further. I’ve photographed these little guys before; they replaced an old country estate that finally was demolished and redeveloped.… Continue Reading

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Northeast Side of East St. Louis

There are some cool Modernist office buildings on State Street, such as the one above. This billboard stands isolated in the middle of some undergrowth and trees. Nelson Mandela Elementary School is not very old, but it was already closed.… Continue Reading