I have a different attitude compared to most people, I realized. I don’t see these buildings as losses (though they will be demolished for the NGA), but rather lost potential. They’re beautiful; they could be fixed up, easily. But nobody… Continue Reading
The survivalist compound is doing fine on N. Market Street. The vacant gas station at St. Louis Avenue and Parnell, where a homeless couple died in a fire years ago, has not changed. The little church you can see in… Continue Reading
The sculpture group I found long ago in Calvary Cemetery’s mausoleum came from one of the transept altars, as can be seen below. Sadly, that altar, or what is left of it, is largely destroyed as of 2012.
We finally got into Sacred Heart out in Eureka, which has long been known for being the new home of many of the sculptures from the old St. Liborius in St. Louis Place. The new priest graciously let us look… Continue Reading
It’s been eight years since the arson that struck St. Louis Place along Hebert Street. There are still so many beautiful houses left, it’s a shame to see them crumble away. There seems to be some work on the house… Continue Reading
What the scrappers haven’t gotten (see the ladder lying on the roof of the church, and the rope they were using to climb up and steal the copper is still hanging there), the hipster graffiti “artists” have desecrated. Want to… Continue Reading
Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? Lamentations 5:20
“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people!” Lamentations 1:1
Earlier this February, I came across some strange sights in the footprint of McKee’s failed Northside project, where the city is now hoping the NGA’s new campus will be located. For some reason, furrows have been cut through many properties,… Continue Reading
At this rate, the Clemens Mansion is going to be a pile of rubble in a few years. Offers to help or even buy the property have been ignored. And then a week later below.