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Maryland Plaza Between Euclid and Kingshighway, North Side

Now known as Maryland Plaza, the stretch of street between Euclid Avenue and Kingshighway was originally just Maryland Avenue. But it was platted with wide setbacks, and fire insurance maps show that it was known as Maryland Place. The apartment… Continue Reading

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Maryland Avenue Between North Newstead and Taylor Avenues, North Side

Crossing over North Newstead Avenue, mature trees block the view of the stately institutional building that stands on the northwest corner. If you traveled back in time over a century, the view would have been dramatically different. The entire eastern… Continue Reading

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Westminster Place Between North Newstead and Taylor Avenues, North Side

Moving along to the west past Taylor Avenue, we see more Renaissance and Beaux-Arts mansions mixed in with Romanesque Revival houses, which were rapidly going out of style by the time this street was being developed. And garages have become… Continue Reading

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St. Joseph Croatian Catholic Church and Former Ursuline Convent

The old Ursuline Convent was built in 1850, on land purchased by Archbishop Kenrick with money apparently donated by the King of Bavaria. Devoted to teaching, at one point they managed nineteen schools around the Archdiocese. You can read about… Continue Reading