I took this picture back when it was much warmer, along 14th Street just north of La Mancha Coffeehouse and Crown Candy Kitchen. I love these old rowhouses, which were rehabbed several years ago, and still look great.
Update: I retraced my path in early and late summer of 2019. Many of the buildings seen below have now been demolished and are now vacant lots. The house featured in the pictures above and below was demolished in 2019. Blair… Continue Reading
The view above featured in one of the earliest t-shirt designs of my friends Jeff and Randy Vines’s over a decade ago. Sadly, as I noted to them recently, that view no longer exists, with the sad demolition of the… Continue Reading
Update: I went back a year later to survey the block and nearby streets. A street with most of its houses preserved is always only one fire away from being devastated and having much of its momentum taken away if… Continue Reading
The houses of Old North are all so beautiful and there are still so many opportunities to pick up one to rehab close to the restaurants and stores along 14th Street.
Update: See the house in the pictures above and below in the winter of 2019. Yes, there is a house in there, hidden by the giant volunteer trees. It’s owned by Paul McKee’s Northside TIF, and he was supposed to… Continue Reading
There are so many wonderful houses that are still possible rehab opportunities. As long the side walls are stable (and sometimes when they’re not) a building can still be saved.
I love this row of houses, still perfectly intact with their mouseholes and arched stone lintels. The Second Empire House on the end is interesting, built right up to the south wall of the older rowhouses.
There is so much good happening in Old North, but there are still houses that haven’t been saved yet.