I checked in on The Ville, the historic middle class African American neighborhood in the North Side. Unfortunately, there is still more abandonment, and this strange collapse, which looks like the house is falling into the basement. It is too… Continue Reading
Demolition continues at the old Magic Chef factory, and huge piles of pulverized concrete dominate the southern portion of the property. For the time being, however, the building along Daggett is still standing.
Back, just when the demolition of the Clemens Mansion was just starting, I took these pictures. I am very sad to see it go, particularly because the owner, Paul McKee never put any real effort into saving it, and more… Continue Reading
The house on the left has been suffering for a very long time, and it probably seems even longer for the owners of the building next door. Sadly, it’s a good illustration how houses fall apart over the passage of… Continue Reading
On what I assume is the back wall of two demolished buildings someone painted the alphabet, probably in some way related to nearby Clay School.
Christ Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church, formerly St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, was gutted by fire back in January 2017. The heat of the fire is evident in the the melted steel trusses. Such a sad loss.
The Magic Chef Factory is being demolished, to make ready for what will probably be the largest redevelopment ever for The Hill neighborhood. I came by and snapped some pictures of the complex, which had fascinating curves in it for… Continue Reading
Being careful to not get too close, both due to the “No Trespassing” sign and the obvious imminent collapse of these walls sometime soon, I snapped some pictures of this ruin, which has been burned out and collapsing for a… Continue Reading
I guess I don’t understand why it was a good idea to tear down the ice rinks out in Gumbo Flats. Was it low quality? I just remember friends in high school having to practice at 2:00 AM in the… Continue Reading
Bad news after recent storms; this old house from at least the 1870s or earlier suffered damage due to winds.