Eastern Central West End Revisited, and North

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The eastern end of the Central West End, on streets such as Enright, are lined with just as beautiful houses as the western half. The lack of development is surprising considering its location in the central corridor of the city.… Continue Reading


Memphis, Scotland County

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The county seat of Scotland County, Memphis, sits high on elevated ground looking out over the farmland of northeastern Missouri. It is a pretty town, with a dramatic setting. It has at least one National Register property, Downing House, which… Continue Reading


Ensenberger Building, Bloomington, Illinois

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The cool proto-modern Ensenberger, with elements of Art-Deco styling, has now been converted into condos. Designed by Arthur L. Pillsbury and Phillip Hooten, it opened in 1926. Apparently, the current facade is newer than the building itself, having been reskinned… Continue Reading


Franklin Park and East of Downtown, Bloomington, Illinois

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Bloomington’s east side possesses a wealth of architecture, well maintained, healthy and classic. Here are some of the houses I saw. Heavy on the Italianate, and then on the Queen Anne Style, as many Illinois towns are, I was interested… Continue Reading