This parking lot is for the Good Hope church next door. I love the little attendant’s booth. Is this church abandoned?
Crestwood Mall is disappearing, but the recent demolition of the “front” of the mall, built in 1984 opposite the original strip mall shops, has reappeared, temporarily. Most fascinating to me, the curved original facade of the Sears, one of the… Continue Reading
Based off the campus of the University of Virginia, the grounds of Truman State University still look good after all of these years being gone. But what’s with the parking lots?
One hundred years ago, it must have been something to travel down South Jefferson, and come across what amounted to a veritable acropolis of German Lutheran society. The Lutheran Hospital, Lutheran School of Nursing, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Concordia Publishing,… Continue Reading
Update: The public housing tower is now completely demolished.
I have never seen a parking lot with actual drive-through lanes for pay phones. At first, we thought the circular brackets served as mounts for the phones, until we realized they were originally there to keep the phones from being… Continue Reading
Lindell was originally lined with mansion, and most of them were swept away in redevelopment, some of which is itself historic now. But it must have been truly incredible to ride in a carriage down the avenue, seeing all of… Continue Reading
Last week, I went to the grand opening of the new Fields Foods grocery store, which sits in the remnants of the Bohemian Hill neighborhood. Sliced, diced and demolished into a shadow of itself over the last seventy years, the… Continue Reading
I walked through an alley down by the railyards, and came back up Fourth Street, which is what I would call the secondary main street of downtown Burlington. There are surprisingly few vacant lots or parking lots; most of the… Continue Reading