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Clemens Avenue

My discoveries usually begin with a question: why does Clemens Avenue just north of the old St. Luke’s Hospital on Delmar curve in the middle of the block, for seemingly no reason? Looking at old Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, we… Continue Reading

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4,000th Post

3,999 posts ago, I started this website, back in May of 2007 (the twelfth anniversary is coming up in a couple of months), and while technically a few posts have been deleted for various reasons due to redundancy, or whatnot,… Continue Reading

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North Newstead Avenue, The Greater Ville

Newstead is a long street; it starts all the way down in the Grove, heads north through the Central West End and then finds itself in the Greater Ville. There have been some streetscape improvements, but without private investment, the… Continue Reading

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The 4400 Block of Gibson Avenue

I discovered that photographer Joel Sternfeld had created a series of photographs where various tragedies had occurred. He also photographed 4421 Gibson Avenue, in the Grove, where Christopher Harris was shot to death when he was used as a human shield by… Continue Reading

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Rebuilding Hyde Park

I was excited to see that ND Consulting is continuing to build new affordable housing in addition to rehabbing houses in Hyde Park. They have been responsible for helping renovate many historic structures, and not just new construction. I believe… Continue Reading