I’ve long been fascinated by the near perfect block of 19th Street in Hyde Park. There are only a couple of demolitions and vacant lots. But unfortunately, there are far too many abandoned buildings. This house is crooked, and I… Continue Reading
Gus’s Market is still in business, right at the corner of Blair and Destrehan. Sadly, there are still some abandoned buildings on the block. But many were renovated by RISE, and they are now safe. I remember when this house… Continue Reading
Blair Avenue is one of the main north-south routes through Hyde Park, and there are some interesting houses along it, such as the one below. It is a flounder of some sort, with what appears to be the original wood… Continue Reading
Agnes Street is in good condition through this block. But there are some abandoned buildings, such as the one below. If you look closely, you can see the wreckers were sloppy and stopped demolishing the front wall a couple of… Continue Reading
Angelrodt Street has mostly wood frame houses left, and many are not doing very well. But some houses are well maintained, and are still occupied.
Crossing over 20th Street, Destrehan Street gets even more interesting. Here, the Bungalow Belt gets even more pronounced, and while a few are abandoned, they are mostly occupied. But oh wow! The north side of the street is a long… Continue Reading
Much of the activity of a household would take place on the back side of the house, and in fact, many upstairs apartments were only reached via an outdoor staircase reached through a “mouse hole” in the front facade. Likewise,… Continue Reading
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
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
This is one of those great early houses in Hyde Park, but it’s been sitting empty now for so long. Perhaps one day this house will be rehabbed.