JeffVanderLou makes me sad. There are such beautiful houses, but I have no idea how to make this economically feasible to renovate this area. The houses get more run-down, and the volunteer trees get taller. Look at how they modernized… Continue Reading
There still is plenty of St. Louis Place left, with rows of beautiful houses, dating back to the late Nineteenth Century. But it will require hard work, one house at a time; there is no magic “game changer” project that… Continue Reading
I have photographed this building before on Hebert, but it is starting to look worse for wear recently. I do not know who painted the eyes on the window boards.
I love the houses of Hyde Park, such as these two little guys, one a Second Empire and the other a simple vernacular structure. Below, this is a brick version of the wood frame house above. Then there’s this cool… Continue Reading
I took a picture of the houses below almost a decade ago. I love to see how Benton Park has changed for the better over the years. Look at how the new trees have blossomed! There are several half-flounders scattered… Continue Reading
I love the variety of housing in Benton Park, primarily built in the years surrounding and after the Civil War. The architecture has many varieties, but Second Empire dominates. This house below is still sitting vacant; I could just a… Continue Reading
Buildings always put their best foot forward on the public side, facing the street. But what if they’re on the corner? It’s interesting to see how builders chose to either leave the side largely unadorned, or lightly decorated. Or look,… Continue Reading
The point of this website is to promote the forgotten corners of this city, and I sometimes neglect the more well known places, such as Lafayette Square. But the Second Empire mansions lining Lafayette Square are still spectacular, coming around… Continue Reading
What reinvestment could do for a neighborhood such as Hyde Park, full of small bungalows like the one above, perfect for a first-time home buyers. Little old wood frame houses may be in bad shape, but they represent an important… Continue Reading
I love the funky renovations to this old Second Empire store, replete with decorative concrete blocks in the window and the cedar wood paneling above the door. It sits vacant now, obviously.