I’m glad they didn’t tear down or move the Old Cathedral, but I wish they wouldn’t have left it so stranded in the middle of an interstate on one side, and an incongruous park on the other. Here are various… Continue Reading
Next up is the long block from North Taylor to Euclid avenues, which starts with a double apartment building, which included a storefront on the corner, which could be supported due to the density of the neighborhood. Indeed, at the… Continue Reading
Heading west on Maryland Avenue, there first is a very nice in-fill building, which I think is a condominium with three units. It looks good, and fits in well with the neighborhood. Next up is a historic building, and I… Continue Reading
Passing over North Taylor Avenue, we enter two blocks of houses that resemble the large lots of land to the north on Fullerton/Westminster Place that we looked at a week ago. The first house, on the left above, is much… Continue Reading
Heading east of Walton Avenue, the houses become distinctively smaller than many other parts of the Central West End. They’re still nice, and are on average three stories tall, with an interesting mix of Dutch Colonial Revival houses mixed in.
Westminster Place continues on west from Walton Avenue, and the architecture continues to impress. I was also reminded of something else that many people do not talk about, or have forgotten: many of the residents of the Central West End… Continue Reading
First off, look at this amazing stump! Alright then, moving along, as soon as we move past the gates of Fullerton Place, we are on regular Westminster Place, and the tone of the streetscape completely changes as we walk past… Continue Reading
Moving along to the west past Taylor Avenue, we see more Renaissance and Beaux-Arts mansions mixed in with Romanesque Revival houses, which were rapidly going out of style by the time this street was being developed. And garages have become… Continue Reading
Over the next week or so, I’m going to be looking at three major east-west streets in the Central West End, starting at or ending at Boyle Avenue in the east, where I feel like the historic fabric of the… Continue Reading
I was walking by the old St. George’s Chapel on Olive at Pendleton on a sunny day, and decided to take more cheerful photographs of the converted church.