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
A reader graciously sent me some more images of Parks College, as well as one postcard of what the school looked like in better days. My original post about the college has elicited the most comments, up there with 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
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