I finally made it to the amazing remnants of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, which hosted the 1964-5 exposition. The buildings are the subject of a request for proposals, as they are still sitting unused, as… Continue Reading
I think College Hill has such a cool variety of housing styles, having developed slowly over the decades. There are not really any long rows of the same houses, but rather a mixture of buildings from wood frame flounders to… Continue Reading
This cool old church was once a Lutheran church, as far as I could figure out, but I was not able come up with its original name. It’s typical of early Twentieth Century Gothic Revival–showing more influence of the English… Continue Reading
Due to the late development of the Penrose neighborhood, there are also some interesting pockets of Modernist ranches and Cape Cods. They are all from after World War II, so they are ahead of the “obsolescence” curve that so often… Continue Reading
Can we quit spreading the myth that the entire North Side is a disaster? It’s not. While there are clearly neighborhoods, such as Wells-Goodfellow that are severely depressed, other parts of the upper half of the city, such as the… Continue Reading
There’s an old cluster of old wood frame houses on the side streets off of Halls Ferry Road. There are also other houses in brick that look like buildings you would see in other parts of the city.
Gast Place clearly was where the upper middle class lived in Baden, with larger, single family house with large yards. The houses look to date from the Nineteenth Century to the 1940s.
The horns don’t sound around here much anymore.
There is a weird mishmash of buildings around the intersection of North Broadway and Christian Avenue, the first street to the west north of the railroad viaduct. Next to small wood frame houses are cool little Modernist storefronts like the… Continue Reading
Then all of the sudden, we hit a row of modest and well-maintained Modernist ranch homes. But they’re mixed in between abandonment, including some small in-fill homes. There are also these unique wood frame one-story duplexes, some of which are… Continue Reading