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North Up Blair Avenue, Fall 2018

Blair Avenue gives you a great cross section of the neighborhoods just to the west of Interstate 70, which cut these working class areas from their traditional employment areas along the Near North Riverfront. Old North St. Louis has seen… Continue Reading

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N. 25th Street, Hyde Park, Part #2

Heading south on N. 25th Street, more houses that have been restored or carefully maintained line the east side of the street. This houses has obviously had the front facade rebuilt halfway down the second floor windows. But then, oh… Continue Reading

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West Union, Iowa

West Union is the county seat of Fayette County, and thus has a larger amount of large houses that you would expect in such a town. Many are well-preserved or restored, including this rare shingle-style house below. The main square… 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