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Princeton, Illinois

The weather was weird in Princeton when we came through, but it is a really beautiful town, with a long history going back before the Civil War. It has two “downtowns,” one down by the county courthouse, and the other… Continue Reading

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DePue, Illinois

Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading

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The West End, Yet Again, Early July 2018

Every time I visit the West End neighborhood, I think of the stupidity of the federal government, who drew a red line just to the south of this beautiful community, thereby damning it to eventual oblivion. Despite the government’s best… Continue Reading

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In Between Delmar and Page Avenue, Revisited

I returned to that area just north of the Central West End near Lewis Place, and checked in on some of the houses that I had photographed before. The apartment building below has continued to deteriorate, though the collapsed front… Continue Reading