The brick in Princeton Heights glows in the late afternoon sun. Again, even this far to the southwest of downtown, the city is still walkable, urban and valuable.
More Tudor Revival splendor at the intersection of Kingshighway and Gravois, at the old Ittner-Milligan school that is now a charter school. The building is shaped like a cursive letter V, and uses the odd shaped plot of land in… Continue Reading
Further down the street, the mix of various early Twentieth Century styles prevail. Houses sit on the east-west streets, and traffic is funneled down the north-south streets.
Princeton Heights is tucked in between Kingshighway and Hampton, with houses dating to the first decades of the Twentieth Century to the 1960s. It is sited on rolling hills, and feels like a million miles away from downtown, even though… Continue Reading
Built in 1929 according to plans by Frank Avis, and built by Modern Construction Company at the behest of developers Skinker Northwood Investment Company, this apartment building, now condos, exemplifies the high-rises going up around the city after World War… Continue Reading
William H. Mills designed the Wiltshire, which opened in 1924, was built by Wagner and Co. There is even a one story garage that is part of the historic nomination, reflecting the rising importance of the automobile. Also, I’m appearing… Continue Reading
A reader sent me these photos of the interior of Central High School, which is just about completely destroyed inside now.
Well, not much has changed for the positive in the three years since I last photographed Central High School. Honestly, at the rate it’s going, this will be torn down before anyone gets to save it. The trees and brush… Continue Reading
Apparently, before there was Compton Heights, there was an earlier Compton Heights. Laid out along what was then Pontiac, there were several huge lots facing the Compton Hill Reservoir. And I discovered this all because that wall along Russell Boulevard… Continue Reading