St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, as can be seen above, started out with much more humble accommodations than its current church, which dates from 1925. St. Ambrose, who was the archbishop of Milan when it was the capital of the… 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.
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
Update: The old viaduct has been replaced with a new bridge which opened in 2017. The days are numbered for the old Kingshighway Viaduct, about to be reduced to rubble in the next month or so. I stopped by to… Continue Reading
Photo by Jason Gray.
We were surprised to see this shield motif so low on a storefront wall on The Hill. Normally they appear much higher.
I wish I could have seen this area before interstates came crashing through; I-44 was built less than a decade before I was born, but the damage was already done. Volunteer trees have been cleared from the chain link fence,… Continue Reading
Most people know that interstates cut up neighborhoods, destroying urban fabric, but perhaps the most egregious example is what I-44 did to The Hill. One row of houses were preserved, permanently cut off the majority of the neighborhood. There is… Continue Reading
Update: I revisited this viaduct in 2015; it was closed in 2015 for demolition and replaced with a new bridge which opened in 2017. See it back in 2009. Most people have traveled up and over the crumbling South Kingshighway… Continue Reading