I know the house above was built sometime in the last two decades, but now it sits abandoned as well. What is the point of putting a band-aid on a gaping chest wound? It looks to have been gutted by… Continue Reading
Eagle-eyed readers may have seen a little Modernist house tucked away behind some undergrowth. I find this little guy fascinating; why is it here?
Over east of Goodfellow, the housing stock has more variety, with a strange mix of Cape Cods and early Twentieth Century apartment buildings. There are few people left, but the plywood is new on many of the buildings; the abandonment… Continue Reading
Apparently the Leschen Wire Rope Company was doing well enough to expand into some somewhat cool looking Modernist buildings to the north of the original factory. I think about all of the people that must have walked to work or… Continue Reading
And then, amidst the devastation, there are neat rows of Cape Cod style houses, immaculately maintained. Owner-occupied, and just a couple decades younger than much of the neighborhood allowed these houses to survive.
This house, on St. Louis Avenue at Hamilton, is in that interesting moment when the Art-Deco style transitioned into Modernism. I still don’t feel satisfied with that definition of this house’s style; it was built in 1939, right when a… Continue Reading
The old factory in Walnut Park, a victim of changing economic and technological times, is being demolished. It was never the most impressive abandoned building, but the weird mix of junk inside was famous.
I love the funky renovations to this old Second Empire store, replete with decorative concrete blocks in the window and the cedar wood paneling above the door. It sits vacant now, obviously.
Have you ever wanted to own your own bombed-out, utterly destroyed nursing home? You can, if the price is right. Bidding ended December 8, but I’m sure if you called them they’d be willing to talk. The long-suffering Jewish Orthodox… Continue Reading
Designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassebaum, the Gateway Tower opened in 1966.