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Skinker-DeBaliviere #2, 6100 Block of Washington Boulevard

The intersection of Washington and Rosedale features a whole row of apartment buildings, with clean lines and front doors inspired by Michelangelo, alternating between half lunette and pediment lintels. Then there are a row of perfectly painted Arts and Crafts… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #35, Garden Street

Why is Hyde Park so special to me? It’s because of these little streets, upgraded from “alley status,” that still survive around the neighborhood. Yes, these houses are all abandoned, falling down in many cases, but they represent a beauty… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #34, 20th Street South of Salisbury

South Hyde Park, which I define as south of Salisbury Street, has a slightly but not totally different feel than the northern half. The south side has less mansions, more workers’ cottages and some amazing alley houses. This is a… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #33, The West Side of the Park, Revisited

The houses on the west side of the park vary in condition, from about ready to collapse to meticulously maintained. These are some of the oldest houses in the neighborhood, but they have been rehabbed and will still be around… Continue Reading

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Hyde Park in the Morning Light #26, East of Most Holy Trinity

There are so many great buildings that line the streets east of Most Holy Trinity. There are signs of hope, but many abandoned houses. Some readers might be surprised, but most likely the building below never had a brick back… Continue Reading